Grey-breasted Spiderhunter feeding on coconut flower nectar

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On 24th December 2013 Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS photographed a Grey-breasted Spiderhunter (Arachnothera modesta modesta) nectar feeding on the flowers of the coconut (Cocos nucifera) at the Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

The palm was at the fringe of the forest reserve.

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  1. In Kerala, India, coconut inflorescences are visited by the purple rumped sunbird (Nectarinia zeylonica) and purple sunbird (N. asiatica)for nectar. Other species such as tailor bird, iora and leaf warbler are also seen which probably come in search of insects such as bees and ants that abound the inflorescences.

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