Ruby-cheeked Sunbird – hunting for spiders…

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“The Ruby-cheeked Sunbird (Chalcoparia singalensis interposita) is one of the jewels of the jungle and always a delight to watch.

“Above is an adult male hunting spiders for his brood of two fledglings. He was exploring spider webs and adjacent leaves for the occupant. Spiders are one of their main prey – perhaps they should be more appropriately called ‘spiderhunters’.

“Above and below is a male collecting material for nest building.

“Image below is of an adult male was taken on 1st November 2017 at the same location.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
11th May 2018

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail along primary jungle

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