Asian Fairy-bluebird – food sources

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Asian Fairy-bluebird, male feeding on figs.

“The Asian Fairy-bluebird (Irena puella malayensis) adults feed predominantly on fruit with occasional insect prey. They are found at most mix-flock feeding at fruiting Ficus sp. (above).

Some additional fruit I have seen them feed on include:

Asian Fairy-bluebird, male feeding on Malayan Teak.

13th October 2017 (above, below)
Male and female seen feeding on fruit of the Malayan Teak, Vitex pinnata (local name ‘Leban’). Fruits are 5–8 mm in diameter, black when ripe and a popular fruiting of many bulbul species and some spiderhunters.

Asian Fairy-bluebird, male feeding on Malayan Teak.

30th April 2017 (below)
Smaller berries that are a favourite of most bulbuls, flowerpeckers, etc.

Asian Fairy-bluebird, male feeding on unknown berries.

28th April 2017 (below)

Pair of Asian Fairy-bluebird feeding on fruit of an unknown tree.

28th April 2017

Female Asian Fairy-bluebird.

13th October 2017

Male Asian Fairy-bluebird at fruiting ficus.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail along primary jungle

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