Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot takes Macaranga bancana fruits

on 23rd December 2011

The Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus) has now been observed taking fruits of Macaranga bancana, not recorded earlier LINK. With this record, the total number of species feeding on the fruits of this plant is now 20 – comprising 1 barbet, 5 bulbuls, 3 flycatchers, 1 hanging-parrot, 1 iora, 4 spiderhunters, 4 sunbirds and 1 white-eye.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS photographed this parrot at the Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia on 1st December 2011. The tree was along a trail through dense primary forest near a rushing stream.

Macaranga bancana is an excellent bird tree LINK that has so far not been appreciated in Singapore. One reason is that local birdwatchers have not been keeping watch on this tree as they are found growing in disturbed forests.

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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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