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Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra cinereicollis   - Hovering
Little Spiderhunter
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Fringe of the forest reserve/primary jungle, Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 21 October 2014
English synonyms:Pale Spiderhunter (dilutior), Orange-tufted Spiderhunter (flammifera)
Bird Family :Nectariniini - Sunbirds & spiderhunters
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Wells 2007 describes the bird as “an able hoverer”. The nectar of many flowers is obtained by hovering. The event is very brief and difficult to document in still images. I decided to focus on potential flowers and hope to capture some images.

Note that in line with an earlier posting on ‘sexing’ the lack of a pectoral tuft suggest that this is an adult female. - Amar

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