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Spectacled Spiderhunter Arachnothera flavigaster   - Feeding
Spectacled Spiderhunter
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 4 July 2015
English synonyms:Greater Yellow-eared Spiderhunter, Large Spiderhunter
Bird Family :Nectariniini - Sunbirds & Spiderhunters
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Commonest spiderhunter seen on this occasion at the fruiting Common Mahang (Macaranga bancana). A number came to feed, including an immature bird.
The fruit is difficult to reach and better suited to smaller birds and those that can flutter. I saw the following birds feeding on the fruit in one short observation:
Spectacled Spiderhunter Arachnothera flavigaster, Grey-breasted Spiderhunter Arachnothera modesta, Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot Loriculus galgulus, Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis, Green Iora Aegithina viridissima, Cream-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus simplex, Red-eyed Bulbul Pycnonotus brunneus, Spectacled Bulbul Pycnonotus erythropthalmus, Scaly-Breasted Bulbul Pycnonotus squamatus, Everett’s White-eye Zosterops everetti, Purple-naped Sunbird Hypogramma hypogrammicum, Plain Sunbird Anthreptes simplex, Red-throated Sunbird Anthreptes rhodolaemus
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