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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Serendipity at Papapapaitai Falls

On the same day that I saw an unexpected bird at the Vailima Botanical Garden I went up to Tiavi and over to the Papapapaitai Falls lookout and was taking some photos when I caught sight of a Cardinal Myzomela, Myzomela cardinalis feeding of some Firecracker Hibiscus, Malvaviscus penduliflorus.








Cardinal Myzomela, Myzomela cardinalis feeding of some Firecracker Hibiscus, Malvaviscus penduliflorus



Cardinal Myzomela, Myzomela cardinalis feeding of some Firecracker Hibiscus, Malvaviscus penduliflorus



Additional Information:

Binomial Name: Phylum: Chordata – Class: Aves – Order: Passerformes – Familt: Meliphagidae – Genus: Myzomela – Species: M. cardinalis
Common names: Cardinal Myzomela (English) Segaseagmau’u(Samoan)


Binomial Name: Malvaviscus penduliflorus
Common names: Firecracker Hibiscus,  Turk's Cap Mallow, Wax Mallow, Sleeping Hibiscus, Mazapan(English)


Taxonomy

  • Phylum: Chordata – Class: Aves – Order: Passeriformes – Family: Meliphagidae – Genus: Myzomela – Species: M. cardinalis
  • Order: Malvaceae – Family Malvaceae – Subfamily: Malvoideae – Tribe: Hibisceae – Genus: Malvaviscus - Species: M. arboreus

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