Blue-winged Leafbird and mistletoe

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Calvin Chang a.k.a deswitch photographed a male Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis) collecting nectar from the mistletoe, Macrosolen cochinchinensis from the Panti forest in neighbouring state of Johor in Malaysia. An earlier post shows a Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus) collecting … Continued

Munias eating grass seeds IV

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Since our earlier postings on munias and the grass seeds they take, we have been provided with more images that are being highlighted here: Richard Lim photographed a Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata) at a resort in Bintan, Indonesia eating the … Continued

Munia eating seeds of grasses III

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Chris Lee’s images of the Chestnut Munia (Lonchura atricapilla) eating seeds of grasses were taken at Singapore’s Pulau Ubin in May 2009. It shows the munia eating the seeds of the jungle rice or padi burong (Echinochloa colonum) (above). The … Continued

Munia eating grass seeds II

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Wilson Chong a.k.a. starrynight was in Brunei recently and photographed the very common Chestnut Munia (Lonchura atricapilla) feeding. One image shows the munias eating the seeds of the grass, Ischaemum sp., possibly I. muticum (seashore centipede grass) or I. rugosum … Continued