Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus) collecting spider webs for nest construction

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I was at the Kledang Saiong Forest Reserve on 30th January 2023 when I spotted this female Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus) collecting spider webs for nest construction. It was not looking for spider prey. It would extend the body forward, open … Continued

Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus ignicapilla) with animal prey

The Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus ignicapilla) is considered an “obligate frugivore” (Wells 2007). Cheke and Mann (2001) describe the diet as fruit and possibly nectar and pollen of mistletoes (Loranthaceae). Food items identified by Wells (2007) includes the fruit of Melastoma … Continued

Crimson-breasted and Yellow-breasted Flowerpeckers feeding on Melastoma malabathricum fruits

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“Many flowerpecker came to feed on the Straits Rhododendron (Melastoma malabathricum), offering close views. “Top and above show a male Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus ignicapilla) feeding, while below is the female. “Another visitor to the Straits Rhododendron was the Yellow-breasted … Continued

Birds feeding on fruits of Macaranga bancana

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The Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve in the Malaysian state of Perak is a mixed secondary-primary forest. In mid-December 2013, Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS located a fruiting Common Mahang tree (Macaranga bancana) along a trail through the forest. This is where the … Continued