BA Paneendra photographed a Southern Hill-myna (Gracula indica) atop the inflorescence of the African Tulip (Spathodea campanulata) tree in Bangalore, India. The Hill-myna was there to feed on the flower nectar.
Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) similarly visits the tree for the flower nectar LINK. Sometimes the flower leaves a golden collar of pollen grains on the myna, especially when the bird poked its head deep into the flowers for the nectar – see HERE.
21st November 2016
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