Birds and Bridelia tomentosa fruits.

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An earlier post describes how a juvenile Tiger Shrike (Lanius tigrinus) deals with the fruit of the Kenidai (Bridelia tomentosa) LINK.

In addition to Tiger Shrike, Chan Yoke Meng and Melinda Chan has documented a number of bulbuls also eating the fruits: Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) (below) as well as Straw-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus zeylanicus) and Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier).

Other birds that were attracted to these fruits include Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus), Pink-necked Green-pigeon (Treron vernans), Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) (below) and Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis).

Credit: Chan Yoke Meng & Melinda Chan (images), KC Tsang & Wang Luan Keng (ID Rock Pigeon).

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