Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus ignicapilla) with animal prey

The Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus ignicapilla) is considered an “obligate frugivore” (Wells 2007). Cheke and Mann (2001) describe the diet as fruit and possibly nectar and pollen of mistletoes (Loranthaceae). Food items identified by Wells (2007) includes the fruit of Melastoma … Continued

Diet of the Grey-breasted Spiderhunter (Arachnothera modesta)

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I previously reported on the food sources I had observed for the Grey-breasted Spiderhunter (Arachnothera modesta) – see reference. It compromises a predominance of nectar sources with some fruit and the occasional insect. In that list I omitted to mention … Continued

Plain Sunbird Anthreptes simplex – male’s role with fledglings

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    Regarding the parental role of the male Plain Sunbird Anthreptes simplex, Wells (2007) notes that “Females nest-build and attend fledglings; male role undescribed.” Cheke and Mann (2001) make no mention of parental roles.  I recently reported on Plain Sunbirds … Continued