Regularly, Asian Glossy Starlings (Aplonis panayensis) would visit my neighbour’s garden fountain to enjoy the cool sprays LINK. They then would fly to the two Golden Penda (Xanthostemon chrysanthus) trees fronting my house. Here, they would preen vigorously LINK.
I enjoy observing them preen on the branches of the tree fronting my house. A few of the juvenile starlings were seen sipping nectar from the flowers, but not the adults (video below).
At the same time, I had the opportunity to document a few other species also feeding on the flower nectar, like the Yellow-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis). The orioles arrived in pairs, moving through the leafy branches, to fly off soon after (video below).
Rainbow Lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus) arrived noisily in a group (image, video below).
…but the single Blue-crowned Hanging-parrot (Loriculus galgulus) flew in quietly (below).
27th September 2018
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