Syzygium sp. and the birds it attracts

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Roger Moo a.k.a. Cactus400D photographed a male Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) visiting a jambu tree (Syzygium sp.) to drink the nectar from the flowers. “…Heard the noise – so tiny and skittish. Came in together with the Purple-backed Starling (Sturnus … Continued

Spectacled Spiderhunter and passiflora

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The Spectacled Spiderhunter (Arachnothera flavigaster) used to occur in Singapore, but no more. However, it is still a resident of nearby Malaysia. As the name implies, it is supposed to hunt spiders. However, it is more known for its nectar … Continued

Orange-bellied Flowerpecker and melastoma

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Melastoma or Singapore rhododendron (Melastoma malabathricum) is a common weed shrub of open grounds. It is neither a rhododendron nor does it originates from Singapore. The dark purple berries attract many species of birds, among which is the attractive Orange-bellied … Continued