Distribution

Family NKCTARINIIIMK

Species i ahopyga ehristinae

I his bird occurs in forests and clearings and is commonly seen in tall trees, darting from flower to flower. It lives mainly on nectar and occasionally on insects, usually feeding while perched. - but sometimes in hovering flight.

• NEST A ball-shaped nest, made of grass, bound with spiderwebs. and placed in a tree.

• Distribution

_._ S. China and distribution N. Vietnam. female

Fork-tailed Sunbird

Plumage Sexcs difrcr

Migration Non.mjgrant

Family NECTARINMDAB

Species Arachnolhera affin is

dull olive plumage for camouflage against foliage distribution short, square f^3"* • tail

Gray-breasted Spiderhunter

A strongly built bird with a short tail and a bill that looks disproportionately large, the Gray-breasted Spiderhunter is seen in the trees and undergrowth of tropical rain forest. The long bill is used for snatching spiders from their webs, for drinking (treated nectar from flowers, and for taking seeds. breast

• NliST A cup-shaped nest of grass stems, decorated with young fern fronds and small flowers, and suspended from the underside of a large leaf.

• DISTRIBUTION Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Bali.

dull olive plumage for camouflage against foliage distribution short, square f^3"* • tail

Plumage Scxcs a|jke

Habitat m ft*

Migration Non.migrant

Family ZOSTEROPIDAE

Species Zostfrops patpebrosus

typical white eye ring

% feet get a ft cm grip while feeding

Common in open, scrub-covered country and forest edges, this bird is equally at home in bushes and trees. It is usually seen in pairs or small flocks of up to .50 birds, uttering high pitched calls as they forage quickly through the upper foliage in search of insects, nectar, and fruits.

• nest a cup-shaped nest made of fine roots, leaf ribs, and stems, and placed in a tree or bamboo clump.

• DISTRIBUTION Much of Indian subcontinent, S. China, and parts of S.E. Asia. distribution

Oriental White-eye typical white eye ring

% feet get a ft cm grip while feeding

Family ZoSTEROPIDAK

Species Zostervps po/iogaster

Broad-ringed White-eye

Fairlv commonly found in mountain rain forests, this bird occurs in large, noisy flocks that move about in search of food. Its diet consists of a mixture of insects and berries

• NliST A deep cup nest of plant fibers or lichens, lined with finer fibers, and attached to bushes or smal trees, sometimes suspended from a twig.

• Distribution n.K.Africa.

• large, white eye ring tapering wings acrobatic perching

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