Starling and oriole swallowing MacArthur Palm fruits

on 11th June 2017

An earlier post highlighted Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) swallowing MacArthur Palm (Ptychosperma macarthurii) fruits HERE.

This post highlights Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis) and Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis). These two species of birds were feeding on the same bunch of MacArthur Palm fruits.

StarlingAG-MacAPalm fr

The starling similarly swallows the fruits whole, most probably regurgitates the seeds later on. View the video below and a screen grab above.

The oriole also swallows the fruits whole. The video and screen grab are given below.

OrioleBN-MacAPalm fr

YC Wee
5th January 2017

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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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