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Orange-bellied Flowerpecker eating palm fruit

on 24th January 2011

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS photographed a male Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma) feeding on the fruit of a palm at the fringe of the Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia on 28th December 2010.

The palm is possibly the Dypsis lutescens (Golden Cane Palm, Areca Palm or Butterfly Palm; locally known as Pinang Kuning).

The flowerpecker was pecking at the flesh of the fruit, taking chunks of the ripened flesh to eat. Amar believes this has not been recorded as a food source for the Orange-bellied Flowerpecker before.

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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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