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