Juvenile Asian Glossy Starlings eating Rhopaloblaste ceramica fruits

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My pair of ceram palms (Rhopaloblaste ceramica) have fruited again. The fruits are now ripe and are attracting birds. Today (2nd November 2013) a large flock of juvenile Asian Glossy Starlings (Aplonis panayensis) suddenly converged onto the palms. Their loud and noisy contact calls attracted my attention. Most were just perching on the fronds and fruit branches, a few pecking on the ripe fruits.

An earlier post document the adult starlings eating the fruits LINK.

Something must have frightened them as the entire flock suddenly flew off (above). A few hours later they returned…

A Plaintain Squirrel (Callosciurus notatus singapurensis) was seen among the starlings eating the fruits.

YC Wee
November 2013

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