Thick-billed Green-pigeon and Ficus virens

10 Nov 2012   in Feeding-plants, Pigeon-Dove, Videography No Comments »
Contributed by Lena Chow & Angie Ng

Angie Ng came across a large Grey Fig (Ficus virens) with branches thick with figs on 23rd October 2012. Among the many birds feasting on the figs were Thick-billed Green-pigeons (Treron curvirostra), an uncommon resident species (above).

A few days earlier, Lena Chow was watching a flock of Thick-billed Green-pigeons gorging themselves on the same figs at Bukit Brown. Her video above shows “a gorgeous male pigeon having his fill.”

This would be a new item for our Plant-Bird list LINK.




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