Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Little Spiderhunter

On a casual glance, this Little Spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra ) looked like a female sunbird- but somehow the beak seemed a little longer. Like the name suggests, the bird does eat spiders and other insects, but I have come to believe that it prefers nectar to spiders, especially of the wild bananas. The bird is quite tiny but has a loud call and many a times, this call is what drew my attention to the bird. Quite a challenging bird to photograph.