Asian Koel takes a noni fruit

on 7th December 2009

“This morning I was surprised by this female Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea) trying to eat this noni (Morinda sp.) fruit which was too big for her to swallow. Besides, this is the first time that I had seen this bird attempting to eat this fruit. Most of the time it would concentrate on fruits that are small enough for it to swallow, fruits like the Indian Cherry (Muntinga calabura), mulberry, figs, and others. I am also not sure if this koel would go about pecking the noni fruit into smaller bits so that it can swallow them.”

KC Tsang
1st November 2009

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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2 responses

  1. Hi Chris, first find a Noni fruit tree, and the chance of having a Koel on it would
    be good … Note: the Noni Tree can be found anywhere in Singapore … Cheers !!!

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