Tongue of the Little Spiderhunter

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Besides spiders, the Little Spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra) is a specialised nectar feeder. Its long tongue can protrude several centimetres beyond the tip of the bill, such that it can probe nectar found deep inside flowers. The above image by Liu … Continued

Macaranga bancana and spiderhunters

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A number of accounts of Macaranga bancana attracting sunbirds, bulbuls and other birds were posted earlier. These observatins were made at Ipoh’s Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve in the Malaysian state of Perak by Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS during his forays on … Continued

Little Spiderhunter and wild banana plant

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A Little Spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra) was photographed collecting nectar from a wild banana plant (Musa sp.) in Rengit, Johor, Malaysia by Adrian Lim recently. So far, photographers have documented the spiderhunter drinking nectar from the cultivated banana plants… the Spectacled … Continued

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