Everett’s White-eye feeding on nectar and ants

“The Everett’s White-eye (Zosterops everetti tahanensis) have a large diet, with much still undocumented.

“I was watching a small flock take insects when they stopped to feed on the nectar of the Callistemon sp. (Bottlebrushe) trees by the road side (above).

“When feeding on insects, they were predominantly taking ants, which was a bit of a surprise to me (above). The ants were eaten and not used for ‘anting’”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
1st April 2015

Location: 1,600m ASL, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Habitat: A public road along primary montane forest


One Response

  1. Liao Weijie

    Interesting observation! Thanks!


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