Crimson-breasted and Yellow-breasted Flowerpeckers feeding on Melastoma malabathricum fruits

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“Many flowerpecker came to feed on the Straits Rhododendron (Melastoma malabathricum), offering close views.

“Top and above show a male Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus ignicapilla) feeding, while below is the female.

“Another visitor to the Straits Rhododendron was the Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus maculatus), a male (below). But more shy and much less often seen. Locally near threatened (Wells 2007).”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
1st May 2015

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Fringe of the forest reserve

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