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