“I was surprised to find some of the jungle bamboo ‘seeding’ very early in season at one site with a number of species feeding, like the Pin-tailed Parrotfinch (Erythrura prasina prasina).
“The bamboo seeds on the inflorescence were reached with some ‘acrobatics’. I took the opportunity to do some short videos of the feeding behaviour, see:
“The fruit of the bamboo is described as an indehiscent, a one seed caryopsis. It is eaten by some indigenous communities and by others in time of need; considered a delicacy by some.
“If you watch the video the birds appear to be ‘crunching’ on the outer casing to gain access to the inner seed. Once obtained, the outer husk is discarded.”
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
25thth July 2016
Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: A ‘damaged’ trail along primary jungle