Orange-bellied Flowerpecker feeding on nectar

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“The diet of the Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma trigonostigma) is largely fruits (small figs, berries, especially Melastoma and also mistletoe fruits). It is also suggested that it takes nectar but I have rarely seen that behaviour. “Here is a male … Continued

Scaly-breasted Munia feeding on green alga

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The earlier post on the Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata) feasting on casuarina seeds mentioned another food, the green alga Spyogyra that grows in stagnant or slow-moving, relatively unpolluted water. An image of the alga under the microscope can be seen … Continued

Orange-bellied Flowerpecker and pulasan

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Chris Lee’s image shows a male Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma) feeding on the fruit of pulasan (Nephelium ramboutan-ake), a close relative of the rambutan (N. lappaceum). The flowerpecker is a frugivore, taking mainly smaller and soft fruits. The pulasan is … Continued