Streaked Spiderhunter – foraging

“Spiderhunters have long tubular tongues used to suck nectar into the mouth.

“The above image shows a Streaked Spiderhunter (Arachnothera magna musarum) using its long tongue to explore for insects, possibly spiders – note the faint spider webs in the image.

“There was a pair foraging together and their camouflage was excellent when they were in pine trees (above).”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
13th June 2018

Location: 1,600-1,700m ASL, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail through primary jungle


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