More on birds feeding on Bridelia tomentosa fruits

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A recent post on birds feeding on fruits of Bridelia tomentosa and their images can be seen HERE. The images however were incomplete. Subsequent visits were made to this same forest to photograph birds that were missed out earlier. Among these was the Cream-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus simplex).

         Cream-vented Bulbul

A number of Greater Green Leafbirds (Chloropsis sonnerati zosterops) were photographed actively feeding on the Bridelia tomentosa fruits. There was no competitive feeding with the Lesser Green Leafbirds (Chloropsis cyanopogon). Many Asian Fairy Bluebird (Irena puella malayensis) were also present.

Greater Green Leafbird

Gold-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon laeta) feeding on the Bridelia tomentosa fruits often had to reach down to get fruit. Surprisingly other barbet species were absent.

Gold-whiskered Barbet

A pair is Chestnut-winged Babbler (Stachyris erythroptera erythroptera) were often foraging and calling in the undergrowth at the base of the Bridelia tomentosa trees, allowing for views.

Chestnut-winged Babbler


Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

February 2021

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

Habitat: Primary forest

Equipment: 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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