Black-throated Sunbird feeding on Lantana camara nectar

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“Although the Lantana camara flowers have nectar and are visited by humming birds, I seldom see our local sunbirds doing the same.

“This subadult female Black-throated Sunbird (Aethopyga saturate waryi) showed otherwise and spent quite some time to visit every flower.

“The individual flowers are delicate, so the bird often had to flutter to access the nectar. What buffet!”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
19th June 2015

Location: 1,700m ASL, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Habitat: A public road along primary montane forest

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