03 January, 2010

Lovey Dovey : Long-Billed Spiderhunters

1st January 2010,  Kemensah, Selangor

Hanging  upside down from the ceiling is not my idea of  how to impress a lady, I’m glad that we humans do not have to do this. Well It’s different with these Spiderhunters.

I’m not sure whether this is part of the mating ritual of the Long-Billed Spiderhunters or they were just flirting. The pair flew in and  clung themselves to the underside of  a banana leaf. They arched their backs and started moving their heads  left and right. One of them started hovering below and ‘kissed’ the partner with the long beak.

Then they flew off- ………………….. away from  prying eyes!

A Lifer.

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3 comments:

  1. Great action shot! Perfect timing.

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  2. Thanks for documenting this courtship display. Romantic! ;)

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