Baya Weaver – food source

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Saw a number of Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus infortunatus) feeding on the sessile spikelets of the Chrysopogon aciculatus, locally called Love Grass because it sticks to our socks and pants. The bird climb up the stalks and their weight will often … Continued

Lesser Cuckooshrike – frugivory

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I saw a female Lesser Cuckooshrike (Lalage fimbriata culminate) feeding today on the Giant Mahang (Macaranga gigantea) fruit. I have observed this species feed on this fruit a number of times. I also saw it feeds on a Cicada-like insect. … Continued

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