Orange-bellied Flowerpecker eating palm fruit

24 Jan 2011   in Feeding-plants No Comments »
Contributed by Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS photographed a male Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma) feeding on the fruit of a palm at the fringe of the Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia on 28th December 2010.

The palm is possibly the Dypsis lutescens (Golden Cane Palm, Areca Palm or Butterfly Palm; locally known as Pinang Kuning).

The flowerpecker was pecking at the flesh of the fruit, taking chunks of the ripened flesh to eat. Amar believes this has not been recorded as a food source for the Orange-bellied Flowerpecker before.




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