New species of birds feeding on fruits of the Giant Mahang

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Three new species of birds were seen feeding on the fruit of the Giant Mahang (Macaranga gigantea) on this day. Verditer Flycatchers (Eumyias thalassinus thalassoides), Green-backed Flycatchers (Narcissus Flycatcher, Ficedula narcissina elisae) and Oriental Magpie Robins (Copsychus saularis musicus).

Verditer Flycatcher.

Birds that I have personally observed feeding on the Giant Mahang fruit include:

  1. Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica)
  2. Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus)
  3. Crimson-winged Woodpecker (Picus puniceus observandus)
  4. Banded Woodpecker (Picus miniaceus malaccense)
  5. Brown Barbet (Calorhamphus fuliginosus hayii)
  6. Red-throated Barbet (Megalaima mystacophanos mystacophanos)
  7. Gold-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon laeta)
  8. Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus malayanus)
  9. Buff-vented Bulbul (Iole charlottae)
  10. Cream-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus simplex simplex)
  11. Olive-winged Bulbul (Pycnonotus plumosus plumosus)
  12. Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus)
  13. Spectacled Bulbul (Pycnonotus erythropthalmus)
  14. Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier gourdini)
  15. Asian Fairy Bluebird (Irena puella malayensis)
  16. Greater Green Leafbird (Chloropsis sonnerati zosterops)
  17. Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis moluccensis)
  18. Green Iora (Aegithina viridissima)
  19. Ashy Minivet (Pericrocotus divaricatus divaricatus)
  20. Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis musicus)
  21. Orange-headed Thrush (Zoothera citrina)
  22. Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis strigata)
  23. Lesser Cuckooshrike (Lalage fimbriata)
  24. Mugimaki Flycatcher (Ficedula mugimaki)
  25. Yellow-rumped Flycatcher (Ficedula zanthopygia)
  26. Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica)
  27. Green-backed Flycatcher (Narcissus Flycatcher, Ficedula narcissina elisae)
  28. Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassinus thalassoides)
  29. Everett’s White-eye (Zosterops everetti)
  30. Grey-breasted Spiderhunter (Arachnothera modesta)
  31. Spectacled Spiderhunter (Arachnothera flavigaster)
  32. Spectacled Bulbul (Pycnonotus erythropthalmus)
  33. Scaly-Breasted Bulbul (Pycnonotus squamatus)
  34. Purple-naped Sunbird (Hypogramma hypogrammicum)
  35. Ruby-cheeked Sunbird (Anthreptes singalensis interposita)
  36. Plain Sunbird (Anthreptes simplex)
  37. Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma)
  38. Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus)
  39. Other unidentified Sunbirds & Flowerpeckers

 

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

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

Habitat: Trail along primary jungle

Date: 17th 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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