Green-backed Flycatcher feeding on Bridelia tomentosa fruit

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Observed a male Green-backed Flycatcher (Narcissus Flycatcher Ficedula narcissina elisae) feeding on Bridelia tomentosa fruit. Often after other birds have left and usually by using a snatch-past method. Close up you can appreciate the thin yellow eye-ring (above).


Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Trail along primary jungle

Date: 6-9th March 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


New nectar source for Black-throated Sunbird  

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Black-throated Sunbird taking nectar from Ipomoea indica.

Yesterday, 25th April 2022, at Cameron Highlands, I saw a female Black-throated Sunbird (Aethopyga saturata wrayi) feeding on the nectar of Ipomoea indica (Ocean-blue Morning Glory, an exotic) using nectar robbing technique. The images are poor as the bird is often hidden behind the large petals.

Previous nectar sources I have seen/documented for this species include:

  1. Abutilon pictum