Orange-bellied Flowerpecker eating fruit of Indian cherry

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Johnny Wee photographed an Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma), a female, eating a fruit of the Indian cherry tree (Muntingia calabura). The bird picked the ripe fruit and, using its bill, squeezed it to get at the soft pulp inside packed with tiny seeds.

An earlier post shows a male using his lower mandible to partially pierce the ripe fruit and squeezing it to take the sweet content.

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