One morning in early December 2014, I was attracted to the loud cries of a pair of Plantain Squirrels, also known as Common Red-bellied Squirrel (Callosciurus notatus singapurensis). The squirrels were in different trees about 10 metres or more from each other. Whether they were mating or territorial cries, I do not know. But the cries went on for quite a few minutes.
One of the squirrels was at the top of my Noni tree (Morinda citrifolia). Initially I thought it was eating the fruit. However, after examining the photographic images, I realised that it was in fact eating the fruits of the creeper Indian Birthwort or Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia acuminata) (top).
This creeper is the food plant of the Common Birdwing (Troides helena cerberus)