Brown-throated Sunbird feeding in the evening

“Walking around my neighbourhood this evening, I heard sunbirds calling all around. This one was busy feeding at 6pm, making up for the feeding hours wiped out by the all-day rain today.”

Lena Chow
15th July 2012

Note: The bird is a male Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis). The plant is Xanthostemon chrysanthus, commonly known as Golden Penda. This is a common roadside tree with yellow blooms appearing at regular intervals. Details of the tree and the birds that visit the flowers can be found in this LINK. The image on the left is by Lena while that on the right is by YC Wee.

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