Birds eating the fruits of Nephelium lappaceum

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Nephelium lappaceum is commonly planted for its succulent fruits in Southeast Asia. The fruit ripens red and has a distinctive cover of coarse hairs that gives it its common name of rambutan, rambut in Malay means hair. It is believed to have originated from the Malayan Archipelago, although the exact location is unknown.

Johnny Wee‘s images show the Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) (above) and the Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis) (below) enjoying the fruits.

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