Olive-backed Sunbird – spider prey

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“Spotted a male Olive-backed Sunbird (Nectarinia jugularis ornate) hovering at a spider’s nest (partly hidden) (above).

“Came out with a tasty bite, possible the spider itself (or stole an insect from the web) (below).

“Note the beautiful yellow-orange pectoral tuft usually concealed. See also HERE

An earlier post on the Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja siparaja) feeding at a spider’s web can be seen HERE and an Olive-backed Sunbird taking a spider HERE.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh City, Perak, Malaysia
9th September 2013

Location: Kuala Baram, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail to the beach


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