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