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Asian Brown Flycatcher – fruit feeding

on 7th January 2018

FlycatcherAB-AuastMulberry [AmarSingh]

“I paid a visit to Australian Mulberry (Pipturus argenteus) trees that I posted some time back to look for new visitors LINK. Observed the Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica) feeding on the fruit. Tried to get image documentation for 45 minutes but the technique of feeding makes it tough. The bird will sally out, snatch a fruit and then return to another site to feed quickly; often in a thicker part of the tree. Full list below.

Birds observed feeding on Pipturus argenteus fruit:
1. Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus pattani)
2. Yellow Vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier analis)
3. Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis strigata)
4. Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis musicus)
5. Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius madoci).
6. Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus brunneus)
7. Stripe-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus finlaysoni finlaysoni)
8. Blue Whistling Thrush (Myophonus caeruleus crassirostris)
9. Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica indica) – feeds on fallen fruit and also seen taking fruit in tree
10. Pin-striped Tit Babbler (Macronus gularis gularis)
11. Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus torquatus)
12. Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala indicus)
13. Common Iora (Aegithina tiphia horizoptera)
14. Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis maculatus)
15. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum cruentatum)
16. Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica)

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
6th December 2017

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Limestone outcroppings at outskirts of the city with secondary growth

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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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