“Saw a pair of Brown-throated Sunbirds (Anthreptes malacensis malacensis) today with two juveniles in tow, begging for food. One parent led them to feed on the nectar of the Tamarind tree flowers (Tamarindus indica).
“This is the first time I have seen any bird feed on the nectar of the Tamarind tree flowers and appreciate any other observations. The fruit (a pod) of course is well known and used by humans and also consumed by some parrots. A search did not reveal any images or articles on the flowers as a nectar sources for birds.”
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
22nd April 2018
Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban environment