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