Common Myna – fruit feeding (new food source)

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Although the Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis tristis) is an omnivore with a wide range of diet, I have predominantly seen it take insects and invertebrates, with the occasional small vertebrate (frog or lizard). Its generic name ‘Acridotheres’ mean ‘grasshopper hunter’. Nectar and … Continued

Plain Flowerpecker feeding on mistletoe fruit

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A single Plain Flowerpecker (Dicaeum concolor [minullum] borneanum) was seen feeding on the fruits of the Rusty-leaf Mistletoe (Scurrula ferruginea).   Food of items I have observed Plain Flowerpeckers feeding on: 1.    Scurrula ferruginea (Rusty-leaf Mistletoe) – native plant, fruit and … Continued

Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker – diet

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Was on a dark trail when I saw this single Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus maculatus) feeding on the fruit of Cluster Fig (Ficus racemose). In the past I have observed Yellow-breasted Flowerpeckers feeding on: Ficus Benjamina fig Ficus villosa fig Melastoma … Continued

White-rumped Munia feeding on bamboo seeds

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A few White-rumped Munias (Lonchura striata subsquamicollis) were seen feeding on bamboo seeds – their commonest food source. This was at the fringe of the Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, a primary forest in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, … Continued