Buchanania arborescens, commonly known as Little Gooseberry Tree or Sparrow’s Mango and birds

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Yellow-vented Flowerpecker with Buchanania arborescens fruit.

“One of the favourite fruit trees in the forest for many birds looks like the Buchanania arborescens, commonly known as Little Gooseberry Tree or Sparrow’s Mango. Birds seen feeding on this tree include:

Yellow-vented Flowerpecker with Buchanania arborescens fruit.

Gold-whiskered Barbet Megalaima chrysopogon laeta
Red-throated Barbet Megalaima mystacophanos mystacophanos
Brown Barbet Calorhamphus fuliginosus hayii
Asian Fairy Bluebird Irena puella malayensis
Lesser Green Leafbird Chloropsis cyanopogon
Greater Green Leafbird Chloropsis sonnerati zosterops
Yellow Vented Bulbul Pycnonotus goiavier analis
Cream-vented Bulbuls Pycnonotus simplex
Red-eyed Bulbul Pycnonotus brunneus
Spectacled Bulbul Pycnonotus erythropthalmos
Ashy Bulbul Hemixos flavala cinereus
Buff-vented Bulbul Iole charlottae crypta
Yellow-vented Flowerpecker Dicaeum chrysorrheum chrysorrheum

Yellow-vented Flowerpecker

“The fruit at 0.6-1cm is a bit large for the Yellow-vented Flowerpeckers (Dicaeum chrysorrheum chrysorrheum) but they will hold it up to get the juice and whittle away at the flesh.”

Yellow-vented Flowerpecker

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
6th December 2018

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Fringe of primary jungle

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