Yellow-crowned Barbet and Ficus benjamina

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“Took some time off and came across this fruiting Ficus benjamina with many bulbuls, barbets, etc. Of note was the near threatened Yellow-crowned Barbet (Psilopogon henricii henricii).

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“I have seen this bird occasionally but never so close and for such a prolonged period (2 hours).

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“There were two birds. Note that the image below, one bird was actually collecting the fruit, possibly to feed young.”

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Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
29th June 2016

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail along primary jungle
Red Data Status: Near Threatened

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