A private nature park developed by Syarikat Lanskap Kambatik based on the principles of ecological diversity, oil palm integrated agro-forestry practices and Kambatik landscape design philosophy and aesthetics
Monday, September 29, 2014
Thank you for the sweet nectar
Little S[iderhunter at the Yellow Ixora flowers Zone C
It's early in the morning and the first visitor at the Yellow Ixora sbrub was the Little Spiderhunter. It was intent of getting a taste of the sweet nectar. I would normally pull the stigma and style slowly out of the long tube. The long style and especially the bottom tip of it tastes sweet. The style is as thin as a needle and as such Malays call the ixora flower as 'Bunga Jarum' (Needle flower). I makes me wonder whether the Little Spiderhunter pulls out the style or just applies its suction power from its beak and tonque to collect the nectar.