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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Popular Coral trees


The Coral trees are not only popular with the Hair-Crested Drongos, the local birds love them too.  This is because the Coral tree flowers have a very high sugar content which are favourites of the nectar eating birds. The Japanese White-eye is one of them






Because of the unusual shape of the Coral tree flowers, the birds have to peck through the base of the petals to get the nectar



The Fork-tailed Sunbirds mainly feed on nectar and never miss such opportunities. The combination of the colourful little bird and the bright Coral tree flowers makes for perfect picturesque photos.




 

4 comments:

Dean said...

Fantastic set of images you`ve got there. Nice one.

Joop Zand said...

Your work is absolutly great, so colorful and sharp.

Greetings, Joop

Nature ID (Katie) said...

Stunning! Both birds and plant don't even look real.

MikeyBoy50 said...

Just beautiful!