More birds feeding on fruits of Giant Mahang

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Some Giant Mahang (Macaranga gigantea) are located at the fringe of the forest and I saw two Oriental Magpie Robins (Copsychus saularis musicus) feeding on fruit. In the composite (insert) shown below you can see fruit in the beak. I have observed frugivory by the Oriental Magpie Robins not infrequently.

Three new species 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)

Birds that I have personally observed feeding on the Giant Mahang (Macaranga gigantea) 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: fringe of 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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