Barbets and papaya

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Following an earlier post on the Gold-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon) feeding on a papaya, Daisy O’Neill sent in her images of a Red-throated (Megalaima mystacophanos) (above left) as well as a Gold-whiskered similarly (above right) feeding on the papay (Carica … Continued

Seed dispersal by bulbuls in Hong Kong

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When bird-photographers and even birders make observations in the field on the fruits birds take, they could keep an eye on how the fruits are eaten – swallowed whole, pecked piece by piece, squashed the contents out, etc. And another … Continued

Gold-whiskered Barbet and papaya

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Gold-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon) is recorded to eat fruits such as figs and berries, as well as insects. Generally, its food habits are not well known. Dr. Redzlan Abdul Rahman has now added papaya (Carica papaya) as a new food … Continued

Purple Swamphen eating mollusc

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Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) is a colourful large bird common in freshwater wetlands of Singapore and Malaysia. The bird is predominantly vegetarian, eating a wide range of water plants: water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), water spangle (Salvinia molesta), water lily (Nymphaea), … Continued

Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker eating figs

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Jimmy Tan a.k.a. skylark was at the Panti Forest Reserve in Johor, Malaysia recently and caught sight of an adult male Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus thoracicus) eating a fig. He posted his images in NaturePixels and is sharing the above with … Continued

Spectacled Spiderhunter collecting nectar

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Spidethunters, as the name implies, is supposed to feed on spiders. However, there has been “no record of web-robbing” (Wells, 2007) as its animal diet is not known. Dr. Redzlan Abdul Rahman managed to photograph a Spectacled Spiderhunter (Arachnothera flavigaster) … Continued

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