“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:
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.
30th April 2017 (below)
Smaller berries that are a favourite of most bulbuls, flowerpeckers, etc.
28th April 2017 (below)
28th April 2017
13th October 2017
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail along primary jungle