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