Chan Yoke Meng photographed this Red-shouldered Macaw or Hahn’s Macaw (Diopsittaca nobilis) eating the florets and fruits of the Rain Tree (Samanea saman, now Albizia saman).
The presence of a ring on right foot points to its escapee status. It probably escaped from Jurong Bird Park or the local bird trade.
The macaw picked up the small florets, eatng the basal portion where the nectar is and discarding the many long stamens (top). It also seek out the fruits, biting the fruit pods to get at the seeds inside (above, below).
This macaw originates from the northern part of South America from Venezuela south to SE Brazil and west to Bolivia and SE Peru. In its natural habitat it feeds on fruits like nuts and berries as well as seeds and flowers.
Chan Yoke Meng