Crimson Sunbird’s contact call and nectar feed

Lena Chow‘s video clip below shows a Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) responding to another, which was calling on a nearby tree (you can hear the other call briefly at the start of the video). So this is probably a contact call? The images above shows the sunbird moments before the video, sipping from a Powderpuff Plant (Calliandra emarginata) sipping nectar from the flowers.

Lena Chow
Singapore
August 2013

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