Thick-billed Flowerpecker 

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Saw a few (2 or 3) Thick-billed Flowerpeckers (Dicaeum agile modestum) feeding on the fruit of the Ficus religiosa (Sacred Fig). The figs fruit are 1-1.5 cm in diameter and the birds have to pull pieces off to feed. This is a … Continued

Yellow-eared Spiderhunter – nectar feeding

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Yellow-eared Spiderhunter (Arachnothera chrysogenys chrysogenys) feeding on the flower nectar of the African Tulip Tree (Spathodea campanulata).   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Secondary growth adjacent to limestone outcroppings Date: 10th December 2020 … Continued

Yellow-eared Spiderhunter – new food source

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I saw a Yellow-eared Spiderhunter (Arachnothera chrysogenys chrysogenys) feeding on the fruit of the Macaranga gigantea (Giant Mahang) this morning. This is not unexpected as I have observed Grey-breasted Spiderhunter (Arachnothera modesta) feeding on this fruit (Macaranga gigantea) and observed the … Continued

Gold-whiskered Barbet – food sources

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New food source for the Gold-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon laeta). A tree I see occasionally in ‘broken’ (partly logged) forest that reaches about 6-7 meter in height and is sprawled out. It has small yellow flowers with small green fruit … Continued

Java Sparrow feeding on grain

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A single Java Sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora) feeding on both grain from wild plants as well as rice put out to feed sparrows and munias.   Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Habitat: Semi-urban Date: … Continued