Plantain Squirrel eating various fruits

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The Plaintain Squirrel (Callosciurus notatus) has been reported eating fruits, leafy shoots, bark and the stems of plants, as well as insects. The image above, with a video clip below, shows it eating a ripe Noni (Morinda citrifolia) fruit.

This squirrel has also been documented eating fruits of the seram palm (Rhopaloblaste ceramica) (below)…

…and the syconia of Ficus spp.) (below).

An earlier post reports it eating flower nectar and a cicada LINK. It is also possible that it took the head of a nestling LINK.

YC Wee
Singapore
August 2014

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