Lesser Cuckooshrike – frugivory

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I saw a female Lesser Cuckooshrike (Lalage fimbriata culminate) feeding today on the Giant Mahang (Macaranga gigantea) fruit. I have observed this species feed on this fruit a number of times. I also saw it feeds on a Cicada-like insect.

Wells (2007) says of my region that “No record of fruit-eating in this area”. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (2020) states “Food mainly insects, ….. and some fruit and seeds taken”. I also found a frugivory episode on Macaranga bancana fruit documented by Wong Chor Mun on August 2007 at Hutan Lipur Sungei Perdik, Ulu Langat, Selangor

The above image shows the iris well – red-brown in adults.



Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Trail along primary jungle

Date: 23rd January 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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