Spiderhunters and African tulip

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Adrian Lim a.k.a. wmw998 photographed a Spectacled Spiderhunter (Arachnothera flavigaster) visiting the flowers of the African tulip (Spathodea campanulata) to feed on the nectar (above). Along came a Yellow-eared Spiderhunter (A. chrysogenys) but was chased away by the former. The … Continued

Hummingbirds harvesting nectar

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Cedric Ng Shuwei a.k.a flexi showcased his images of hummingbirds photographed recently in El Valle de Antón, Coclé, Panama. The Violet-crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) (below left) and the Rufous-crested Couquette (Lophornis delattrei) (below right) are shown hovering in front of … Continued

Blue-winged Leafbird and mistletoe

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Calvin Chang a.k.a deswitch photographed a male Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis) collecting nectar from the mistletoe, Macrosolen cochinchinensis from the Panti forest in neighbouring state of Johor in Malaysia. An earlier post shows a Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus) collecting … Continued

Munias eating grass seeds IV

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Since our earlier postings on munias and the grass seeds they take, we have been provided with more images that are being highlighted here: Richard Lim photographed a Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata) at a resort in Bintan, Indonesia eating the … Continued

Munia eating seeds of grasses III

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Chris Lee’s images of the Chestnut Munia (Lonchura atricapilla) eating seeds of grasses were taken at Singapore’s Pulau Ubin in May 2009. It shows the munia eating the seeds of the jungle rice or padi burong (Echinochloa colonum) (above). The … Continued

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker and mistletoe

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In May 2009, Jason Cho photographed a male Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) among the Dendrophthoe pentandra mistletoe. This is one of the few birds that visit the mistletoe to harvest the nectar from the flowers. And in the process, the … Continued