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YC Wee
on 15th November 2008

Johnny Wee photographed an Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma), a female, eating a fruit of the Indian cherry tree (Muntingia calabura). The bird picked the ripe fruit and, using its bill, […]

YC Wee
on 11th November 2008

A pair of Common Kingfishers (Alcedo atthis) found themselves on a piece of rocky surface by a pond and decided that two was a crowd (above). A fierce confrontation ensued […]

YC Wee
on 7th November 2008

Tan Teo Seng recently sent me a few papaya (Carica papays) fruits from his farm in Kota Tinggi in Johor, Malaysia. He observed the Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) at […]

YC Wee
on 7th November 2008

Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum) is also known as Australian Flowerpecker and Mistletoe Flowerpecker. The bird is confined to Australia, the Moluccas, Tanimbar and Aru Islands. This flowerpecker is found wherever there […]

YC Wee
on 4th November 2008

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 […]

YC Wee
on 2nd November 2008

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 […]

YC Wee
on 17th October 2008

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 […]

YC Wee
on 9th October 2008

The above image shows a male Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans) eating a seed of the yellow simpoh (Dillenia suffruticosa). Not only does this pigeon eats the seeds, many others […]

YC Wee
on 8th October 2008

The Orange-bellied Leafbird (Chloropsis hardwickii), a resident of the montane forests of Peninsular Malaysia, is always present whenever the bottlebrush trees (Callistemon spp.) are in flowers. This is an attractive […]

YC Wee
on 29th July 2008

Joseph Lai came across a Tabernaemontana corymbosa tree at the end of Liane Road along the Garden Jungle in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. “It was fascinating observing how the Yellow-vented […]

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