Sunbirds prefer to feed in the sun

H. Goldstein, N. A.M. Verbeek, D. Eisikowitch, Y. Yom-Tov

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Northern orange-tufted sunbird Nectarinia osea prefers to feed on Aloe flowers located in the sun, a preference not related to either quantity or concentration of the nectar provided by the flowers, but probably related to energy savings attributable mainly to direct solar radiation and also to higher ambient temperature in the sun. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-295
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1987


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