Thick-billed Flowerpecker 

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Saw a few (2 or 3) Thick-billed Flowerpeckers (Dicaeum agile modestum) feeding on the fruit of the Ficus religiosa (Sacred Fig). The figs fruit are 1-1.5 cm in diameter and the birds have to pull pieces off to feed. This is a new fruit source.

In the past I have seen between 8 to 12 Thick-billed Flowerpeckers feeding together at a fruiting Ficus benjamina – a mixture of adults and immature birds.

 

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

 

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Fringe of primary forest

Date: 26th November 2020

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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