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Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra cinereicollis   - Food items
Little Spiderhunter
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 15 November 2018
English synonyms:Pale Spiderhunter (dilutior), Orange-tufted Spiderhunter (flammifera)
Bird Family :Nectariniini - Sunbirds & Spiderhunters
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :I was up on this hill (500m ASL) were a creeper was flowering in large profusion. A Little Spiderhunter was busy feeding and enjoying the nectar from many flowers; calling out while feeding. It was interesting to watch the Little Spiderhunter use both nectar robbing techniques (piercing the base of the flowers) as well as obtaining nectar directly from the front of the flower. I could not see why different flowers of the same species were treated differently. Call recording used when feed with waveform and sonogram shown.
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