Spectacled and Yellow-eared Spiderhunters and the Common Mahang

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“Went back to the fruiting Common Mahang (Macaranga bancana) (see HERE) to see more visitors. A number of spiderhunters present today feeding on the fruit are the Spectacled Spiderhunters (Arachnothera flavigaster) (above, below). Their longer bodies and beaks allow them to reach fruit missed by the smaller Everett’s White-eyes (Zosterops everetti), flycatchers and all the sunbirds.

“There were also a few Yellow-eared Spiderhunters (Arachnothera chrysogenys) with similar long bodies and beaks… (below)”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
16th December 2019

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Broken trail in primary jungle

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