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’


  1. 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

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