Asian Koel and Harpullia ramniflora fruits

on 19th January 2017

KoelA f-Harpullia ramiflora [JackieOng] 1

Another series of images of the female Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea) feeding on the fruits of the Cape York Tulipwood or Claudie Tulipwood (Harpullia ramniflora). This follows Jackie Ong’s earlier post on the Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) eating the same fruits LINK.

KoelA f-Harpullia ramiflora [JackieOng] 2

The photographs were taken at Singapore’s Satay by the Bay which is part of the larger Gardens by the Bay.

KoelA f-Harpullia ramiflora [JackieOng] 3

Jackie Ong
8th January 2017

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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2 responses

  1. I saw this bird near my place (Pasir Ris) the other day. It was with another black koel. Is the black the male and this speckled one the female?

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