Brown-throated Sunbird feeding on Poikilospermum suaveolens

on 30th September 2012

“More from Kuching – they was a small green lung around the hotel which I explored every morning while waiting for transport to the convention center.

“Saw a pair of Brown-throated Sunbirds (Anthreptes malacensis) feeding on Poikilospermum suaveolens nectar. Possibly A. m. malacensis rather than A. m. bornensis. They seem to need to ‘eat the flowers’ to get to the nectar.

“There was recent discussion on birds that feed on the Poikilospermum suaveolens nectar, see: LINK

I have also seen a Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush Garrulax mitratus major feeding on the same plant, see: HERE.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Kuching City, Sarawak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban environment with tiny green lung around hotel, early morning,
11th September 2012

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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