Lineated Barbet – food sources

“I observed a pair of Lineated Barbets (Megalaima lineata hodgsoni) collecting food/prey for young today. Prey was either fruit or large insects.

“The above shows a bird with Grewia fruit, most likely Grewia tomentosa, locally called Cenderai.

Images above and below shows the barbet with insects.

The image below shows the barbet with small figs, some already crushed. The bird was calling out loudly and this was not impaired by having a beak full with food. Even without food in the bill, calls are usually made with the beak closed and a bulging of the throat.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
18th March 2018

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban environment

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