Asian Koel takes a noni fruit

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“This morning I was surprised by this female Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea) trying to eat this noni (Morinda sp.) fruit which was too big for her to swallow. Besides, this is the first time that I had seen this bird … Continued

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker – Pipturus argenteus

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Calvin Chang a.k.a. deswitch documented a male Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) feasting on the fruits of Pipturus argenteus (Family Urticaceae) around the Dairyfarm area in Singapore in November 2009. An earlier post shows an Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea) eating the … Continued

Macaranga bancana and spiderhunters

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A number of accounts of Macaranga bancana attracting sunbirds, bulbuls and other birds were posted earlier. These observatins were made at Ipoh’s Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve in the Malaysian state of Perak by Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS during his forays on … Continued

Macaranga bancana and bulbuls

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Four species of bulbuls have been documented feeding on the Macaranga bancana tree in the Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia by Dato’ Dr Amar-Sing HSS on late October 2009. Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus) – very common, with large … Continued

Macaranga bancana and sunbirds

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The fruits of the common mahang (Macaranga bancana), a smallish tree growing in Ipoh’s Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve in the Malaysian state of Perak, attracts four species of sunbirds. This was documented by Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS on 21st and 24th … Continued