Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush and Poikilospermum suaveolens

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Further to our earlier post on the epiphytic climber Poikilospermum suaveolens (Family: Urticaceae) attracting leafbirds and sunbirds LINK, Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS has added the Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Garrulax mitratus) as another bird feeding on the flowers for the nectar they contain.

The above image was taken at 1,600m ASL in Gunung Brinchang, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia on 21st July 2009. Two Chestnut-capped Laughingthrushs were feeding as part of a of bird wave/mixed foraging party comprising Black-throated Sunbirds (Aethopyga saturata wrayi), two (a pair) White-throated Fantail (Rhipidurakalbicollis), five or six Mountain Fulvettas (Alcippe peracensis), a Silver-eared Mesias (Leiothrix argentauris tahanensis), two Yellow-breasted Warbler (Seicercus montis davisoni), etc.

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