|Kota Bharu, Kelantan, 5th June 2009. |
Was testing my flashgun on this Heart of a Banana Tree (local name:Jantung Pisang) when I spotted some movements through my viewfinder. A male Brown-Throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis) had landed on the heart and performing gymnastics to get to the banana flowers. Here are some of the movements: how did he score?
Handspring front - forward entry onto the vault, front flip off, done in the tucked position, with a ½ twist.
Tkatchev - from handstand on high bar, swing down release, fly over high bar in straddle position to regrasp.
Arch - the body is curved backwards ready for a dismount.