Thick-billed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum agile) taking nector of Helicteres isora

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J.M. Garg

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Mar 18, 2010, 10:44:12 AM3/18/10
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On 30/8/09 in Narsapur forest in Medak district near Hyderabad, A.P. It is very difficult to capture this 'around 10 cm' bird feeding on the trees. 
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J.M. Garg

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Mar 20, 2010, 11:29:00 AM3/20/10
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A reply:
"Dear Garg ji,

Beautiful and flowers & bird indeed. Its amazing to know how this  little bird can recognize such exotic plants  as food-plants.

Even the red flowers of the plant look like a miniature of a bird,  a red bird with long neck ? can it be a red ibis, flamingo or a scarlet Ibis.
 I tried to search them in google images :)

TFS / Regards
Raghu"

J.M. Garg

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Mar 20, 2010, 11:31:49 AM3/20/10
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Thanks, Raghu ji,
Red flowers certainly look like a miniture of some bird. May be others members can point out the exact bird.

J.M. Garg

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Mar 20, 2010, 11:39:26 AM3/20/10
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I think red flowers certainly look like a miniture of red flamingo birds (Phoenicopterus ruber)
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