“Two weekends ago, I came across a tall flowering Bullock’s Eyes tree (Firmiana malayana), or Mata Lembu in Malay, at Telok Blangah Hill with a Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis) nectaring on its tubular flowers for many minutes.
“Black-naped Orioles have a varied diet of not only insects and fruits, but they have also been documented to take nectar from the flowers of the Coral Tree and Bottlebrush Tree.
“So here’s adding another tree it is attracted to, for the flowers. I attach some images for reference.”
16th April 2019
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