|Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra cinereicollis
|Photographer :|| © Amar-Singh HSS |
|Location :||Fringe of the forest reserve/primary jungle, Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia |
21 October 2014|
|English synonyms:||Pale Spiderhunter (dilutior), Orange-tufted Spiderhunter (flammifera)|
|Bird Family :||Nectariniini - Sunbirds & spiderhunters |
|Bird Group :||PASSERIFORMES |
|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.
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