Yellow-vented Flowerpecker  – new food source

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Update my personal observation of food sources for the Yellow-vented Flowerpecker (Dicaeum chrysorrheum chrysorrheum). Observed a new food source, the Clidemia hirta (Hairy Clidemia), which is not unexpected as it is a favourite of many Flowerpeckers.

Fruit Sources (for bigger fruit it takes the flesh piece meal or squeezes the cherry for the juice):

Dendrophthoe pentandra (Malayan Mistletoe)

Bridelia tomentosa (a favourite of many flowerpeckers)

Buchanania arborescens (Gooseberry Tree or Sparrow’s Mango)

Melastoma malabathricum (Straits rhododendron) (also seen fed to juveniles; a favourite of many flowerpeckers)

Clidemia hirta (Hairy Clidemia) (a favourite of many flowerpeckers)

Muntingia calabura (Village Cherry) (a favourite of many flowerpeckers; also given to juveniles)

Scurrula ferruginea (Rusty-leaf Mistletoe) (swallow the fruit whole)

Ficus benjamina

Ficus villosa


Nectar source:

Scurrula ferruginea (Rusty-leaf Mistletoe)



Also seen investigating spider webs


Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


Habitat: Secondary growth adjacent to limestone outcroppings

Date: 7th December 2020

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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