Thursday, November 5, 2015

Sunbird Feeding at Hibiscus Flower

I found this male Brown-throated Sunbird foraging at Bunga Raya - Hibiscus flower, when I was eating nasi lemak at Mak Teh's stall (opposite the Raub Fire Station).
Menyedut madu bunga raya dengan menebuk pangkal bunga. Itu yang digelar "robbing nectar" - "merompak madu". Burung tidak terlibat dalam proses pendebungaan,  kerana tidak  menyedut madu dari depan kelopak bunga (petal) dan tidak kena pada pistil/stigma.

 Female Brown-throated Sunbird pic below by Nazeri Abghani/MNS Miri/2011 - from this site
Male Brown-throated Sunbird - pic below by Supt (R) Che  Mahazan Che Aik (my Facebook friend)
Olive-backed Sunbird (Nectarinia jugularis) - below - pic by Che Mahazan Che Aik
Crimson Sunbird by Lip Kee - from CommonsWikepedia, This bird is doing what Ornithologist  called ‘robbing nectar’


Stewart M said...

Wonderful looking bird - feel free to link your bird posts to Wild Bird Wednesday that happens on my Photo-blog on Wednesday - and join about 40 other bird bloggers from around the world!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Ela said...

It's nice to visit a blog about birds !! Beautiful birds and gorgeous photos!
Greetings from Poland !

"Do they not see the birds above them, spreading out their wings and folding them in? None upholds them except the Most Beneficent (Allah). Verily, He is the All-Seer of everything".
Surah Al-Mulk (67:19)