Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis maculates feeding on Madras Thorn fruit

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“I had previously posted on this, see: LINK

“Another fruiting Madras thorn tree (Pithecellobium dulce) near my home with Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis maculates) feeding. They are harder to approach for images so stayed in the car as a hide to get these. The last image posted is from a video grab.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
2nd October 2011

Note: The fruits are green pods that are tightly coiled and constricted between seeds. When ripening, they develop a rose-red tinge, then split somewhat to expose the white edible pulp that the oriole in the image is pecking. The shining black seeds inside the pulp may eventually emerge to hang out on short, rose-red strings.

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