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Little Spiderhunter

Little Spiderhunter
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-30 4:37
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Points: 4
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Little Spiderhunter
(Arachnothera longirostris) 小捕蛛鸟 Size: 16 cm

Distinguished from other spiderhunters by its small size, pale throat and bright yellow underparts.

A penetrating chiit in flight.

The most successful member of its genus. Found in primary forest, secondary growth and nearby cultivation. Occurs mainly in the lowlands, but also inhabits lower mountain elevations. Although fairly numerous, this bird is secretive and skulking, so is not easy to observe. It is most often seen briefly as it darts across the trail, calling loudly. It flies quickly from flower to flower, feeding on nectar and small invertebrates.

Uncommon resident breeder in the forested areas of Singapore.

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Hi Ang,

A very nice kind and very nice shooting.
Light, sharpness and colors are very successful.
The image captured in a wonderful composition.
Thank you for sharing.

Regards, Have nice day.

Lovely picture, with nice contrasting colours. Beautiful little bird. It looks like it has already seen a spider ;) (or a photographer for that matter). Nice image to look at!
Kind regards,

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