Grey-breasted Spiderhunter feeding on coconut flower nectar

on 10th February 2014

On 24th December 2013 Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS photographed a Grey-breasted Spiderhunter (Arachnothera modesta modesta) nectar feeding on the flowers of the coconut (Cocos nucifera) at the Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

The palm was at the fringe of the forest reserve.

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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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2 Responses

  1. In Kerala, India, coconut inflorescences are visited by the purple rumped sunbird (Nectarinia zeylonica) and purple sunbird (N. asiatica)for nectar. Other species such as tailor bird, iora and leaf warbler are also seen which probably come in search of insects such as bees and ants that abound the inflorescences.

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