exoctic nector "theft"
John Leonard <>
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:05:15 +0000
In Central and South America there are finches whose modus operandi is
precisely this.... The Flower-piercers.
> On 16 Oct 2017, at 10:23 am, "Barney Enders" <> wrote:
> While trying to get some good photos of the Yellow-bellied Sunbird feeding
> on beautiful large Hibiscus flowers I found most of them never came to the
> front of the flower to
> put their head in to get the nectar out but stayed hidden behind the back of
> the flower where they drilled a hole to put their beak into the base getting
> the nectar that way.
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