Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker – diet

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Was on a dark trail when I saw this single Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus maculatus) feeding on the fruit of Cluster Fig (Ficus racemose).

In the past I have observed Yellow-breasted Flowerpeckers feeding on:

Ficus Benjamina fig
Ficus villosa fig
Melastoma malabathricum Straits rhododendron, fruit
Clidemia hirta Hairy Clidemia, fruit

I have also seen them inspecting the underside of leaves for animal prey – possibly spiders, larvae or caterpillars

Once I encountered a bird as part of a lowland mixed foraging party (bird wave).

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
4th March 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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