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Fire-breasted (Buff-bellied) Flowerpecker eating fruits

on 15th April 2015

“Saw four of these delightful Fire-breasted (Buff-bellied) Flowerpecker (Dicaeum ignipectus dolichorhynchum) feeding on one of their favourite and regular foods.

“They pierce the fruit with the upper mandible until a hole is created. They then suck out the juice and pulp to feed on. The contents are very sticky and leave long trails.

“Over the years I have watched this activity, it often it appears that the juice is the primary focus.

“A short hand held video here:”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
25th March 2015

Location: 1,600m ASL, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail along secondary jungle

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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