Distribution

acrobatic perching

Plumage Scxcs a|ike

Habitat Ä

Migration Non-migrant

Family MELIPHAGIDAE

Species Toxorhamphus poliopterns

Length 5 ¡n Cm)

shaped for snatching insects and for probing flowers

Grey-winged Longb i ll

'I'llis bird is found at the edge of mountain rain forests and in secondary growth (bushes or trees regrown after forest clearance). It feeds on insects and nectar, flitting among the foliage in a nervous manner. • NEST A deep, pouchlike nest of greenish plant material and spiderwebs, decorated with the white eases of spiders' eggs, and placed on the branch of a slender sapling. DISTRIBUTION • DISTRIBUTION New Guinea.

shaped for snatching insects and for probing flowers

Plumage Scxcsa|ikc

Habitat ^ ^

Migration Non-migrant

Family MELIPHAGIDAE

Species Certhionyx pectora/is

Length 5V1 in (14 cm)

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