Javan Myna Eats Dwarf White Bauhinia Flower Petal

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“I am not sure if anyone has observed Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) consuming flowers of plants. This morning, for the first time for me, I witnessed one eating a flower, specifically a petal of the Dwarf White Bauhinia plant (Bauhinic acuminata).

“The white petal, detached by the onslaught of strong wind constantly blowing around this time of the year in my condo, was picked up by the bird from the ground below the plant. It then moved to the foot of a nearby Coral Jasmine to continue with the food…

“I can’t tell if the bird enjoyed the petal, but an edited video can be viewed above.”

Sun Chong Hong
26th August 2013

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