Birds feeding on the fruits of Bridelia tomentosa

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Bridelia tomentosa is one of the best forest shrubs or small trees for birds. When fruiting, it attracts flowerpeckers, sunbirds, barbets, bulbuls and many other species. The fruit is 4.5-6.5mm in diameter, greenish when unripe and to bluish-purple when ripe.

Birds seen on this occasion are shown below. Unfortunately I failed to photograph the following species eating the fruits: Asian Fairy Bluebird Irena puella malayensis, Cream-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus simplex and Cinereous Bulbul Hemixos cinereus.

Lesser Green Leafbird Chloropsis cyanopogon

Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker Prionochilus percussus ignicapilla

Olive-winged Bulbul Pycnonotus plumosus plumosus

Red-eyed Bulbul Pycnonotus brunneus brunneus

Black-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus atriceps atriceps

Buff-vented Bulbul Iole charlottae crypta

Yellow Vented Bulbul Pycnonotus goiavier analis

Gold-whiskered Barbet Megalaima chrysopogon laeta


Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

15th February 2021


Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Fringe of primary forest

Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone

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