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.
The diet of this hornbill is mainly fruits, especially those of Ficus spp. LINK.
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.
27th November 2016