An earlier post of a Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) eating an oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) fruit LINK reminded Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS that he had documented Jungle Mynas (Acridotheres fuscus torquatus) eating the same fruit. This was documented at Tanjung Rambutan Interior in Perak, Malaysia on 20th September 2009. So he sent in his images of a juvenile to share with others (below).
“A flock of adults and juvenile Jungle Myna were feeding on Oil Palm fruits,” wrote Amar. “There were also adult and juvenile Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis strigata) and Yellow-vented Bulbuls (Pycnonotus goiavier analis) feeding on the fruit as well.
As with Javan Myna, there is no record of feeding on oil palm fruits by Jungle Myna in Wells (2007) as well as Craig & Feare (2009).
1. Craig, A. J. F. K. & C. J. Feare, 2009. Family Sturnidae (Starlings). In: del Hoyo, J., A. Elliott & D. A. Christie (eds.). Handbook of the birds of the world. Vol. 14. Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Lynx Editions, Barcelona. Pp. 654-758.
2. Wells, D.R., 2007. The birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsular. Vol. II, Passerines. Christopher Helm, London. 800 pp.