Asian Brown Flycatcher – frugivorous behaviour

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Continue to observe the Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica) fruit feeding and have numerous observations now. The commonest fruit that I have seen taken is the Blue Mahang (Macaranga heynei) (below). Another reasonably common item is the Common Mahang (Macaranga bancana). But I have also seen it take orange berries from an unknown jungle plant.

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

 

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

Habitat: Trail along primary jungle

Date: 17th September 2018

Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, handheld

 

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