Brown-throated Sunbird enjoys a leaf bath

posted in: Feathers-maintenance, Videography | 1

“Here is one video which I have taken of a Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis) enjoying a leaf bath shortly after I have watered the plants in my garden on 22nd Feb 2015, right in the midst of a prolonged dry spell.

“The bird was soaking itself with water retained on the leaves of Money Plant (Epipremnum aureum Cultivar: Golden Queen), Philodendron ‘Golden Emarald’ and Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus) before flying away to preen itself.

“Note that the video is played at half speed.

“On a related note, there was an earlier account of a juvenile Javan Myna sipping water from the leaves of plants that I have just watered and enjoying a water bath at a grass patch LINK.”

Sun Chong Hong
25th March 2015

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