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I have observed Olive-backed Sunbirds (Cinnyris jugularis) feeding on the nectar of Clitoria ternatea (blue pea or butterfly pea) flowers a number of times but missed image documentation. This is a new food source for the species. I saw the activity … Continued

Black-throated Sunbird – new nectar source

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I saw this female Black-throated Sunbird (Aethopyga saturata wrayi) feeding on the nectar of a buttonbush. This flowering plant is in the family Rubiaceae but does not fit the local Nauclea orientalis (leaves, flower colours all not right). The much better fit would be Cephalanthus … Continued

Lesser Green Leafbird – female

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Lesser Green Leafbird (Chloropsis cyanopogon) female feeding on fruit of the Buchanania arborescens (Gooseberry Tree or Sparrow’s Mango) (above). The Greater Green Leafbird (Chloropsis sonnerati zosterops) female was also feeding in the same tree (below). Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, … Continued

Mugimaki Flycatcher feeding on figs

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I was pleasantly surprised to see this Mugimaki Flycatcher (Ficedula mugimaki) today. Wells (2007) notes that the latest dates for return passage is 22nd April. HBW (2109) states latest dates for return are April for Peninsula Malaysia but mid-May for … Continued