Oriental Pied Hornbill and Murraya koenigii fruits

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OPH-Murraya fr [JWee]

Johnny Wee’s images of the Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) feeding on the ripe fruits of the Curry-leaf Tree (Murraya koenigii) is a new feeding record for BESG – see HERE.

OPH-Murraya fr [JWee]

The diet of this hornbill is mainly fruits, especially those of Ficus spp. LINK.

OPH-Murraya fr [JWee]

The fruiting branch of this tree consists of many oblong to round red berries, each with 1-2 large seeds. The tree is commonly called curry-leaf or curry bush as the leaves are used to provide a pleasant fragrance to Indian curries. Leaves are also used in many Peranakan recipes.

Johnny Wee
27th November 2016

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