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Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra cinereicollis   - Feeding behaviour
Little Spiderhunter
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 15 August 2018
English synonyms:Pale Spiderhunter (dilutior), Orange-tufted Spiderhunter (flammifera)
Bird Family :Nectariniini - Sunbirds & Spiderhunters
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :The flowering and fruiting Malayan Mistletoe (Dendrophthae pentandra) attracts many birds including:
Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis moluccensis) nectar & fruit
Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja siparaja) nectar & fruit
Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis malacensis) - nectar
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum cruentatum) nectar & fruit
Yellow-vented Flowerpecker (Dicaeum chrysorrheum chrysorrheum) fruit
Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier analis) - nectar
Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus brunneus) - nectar
Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus torquatus) - nectar
Lineated Barbet (Megalaima lineata hodgsoni) uncertain, most likely fruit
Little Spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra cinereicollis) - there was a pair of Little Spiderhunters today feeding on nectar.
-Amar
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