Yellow-eared Spiderhunter – new food source

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I saw a Yellow-eared Spiderhunter (Arachnothera chrysogenys chrysogenys) feeding on the fruit of the Macaranga gigantea (Giant Mahang) this morning.

This is not unexpected as I have observed Grey-breasted Spiderhunter (Arachnothera modesta) feeding on this fruit (Macaranga gigantea) and observed the Yellow-eared Spiderhunter feeding frequently on the Macaranga bancana fruit.

In the past I have also observed them feeding on Nephelium lappaceum (Rambutan fruit) that was opened by hanging parrots.

I have also seen them searching the foliage for insect prey.


Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Mixed primary and secondary forest

Date: 21st September 2020

Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone


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