“The epiphytic climber Poikilospermum suaveolens (Family: Urticaceae) is favourite of many birds, see: LINK.
“In the past I have seen three birds feed on (eat) the flowers to get to the nectar:
1. Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Garrulax mitratus) LINK.
2. Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis) LINK.
3. Streaked Spiderhunters (Arachnothera magna) LINK.
“Today at this [Cameron Highlands] hill station I saw the Everett’s White-eye doing doing the same (above). A small flock of 12-15 eating the flowers.”
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
1st October 2014
Location: 1,600m ASL, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail through mixed secondary and primary forest