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

Moringa and Common Iora

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The horse-radish tree, also known as drumstick (Moringa pterygosperma) is not a legume. It is popularly grown in villages for its fruits. These are long, dagger-like pods swollen with seeds (above left). Young pods make an excellent curry-dish. The pieces … Continued

Javan Myna feeding on fruits of Claoxylon indicum

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The “many Javan Mynahs (Acridotheres javanicus)… were feeding on the fruits of Claoxylon indicum (above left)… Looking through my binoculars, they actually were skillfully picking the tiny ripe seeds, and not the large green capsules… (above right)” says Steven Chong, … Continued

Banana, barbet and oriole

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Dr. Redzlan Abdul Rahman kept watch on a bunch of ripening banana and managed to photograph a Gold-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon) and a Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis) feasting on the fruits. Banana is a favourite food with many birds…