Fire-breasted (Buff-bellied) Flowerpecker eating fruits

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“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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