Plant-Bird Relationship: 13. Bignoniaceae, Bombacaceae, Bromeliaceae, Caricaceae, Casuarinaceae and Combretaceae

The earlier series: 1. Need for a Catalogue LINK; 2. Moraceae LINK; 3. Euphorbiaceae LINK; 4. Poaceae LINK; 5. Fabaceae LINK; 6. Palmae LINK; 7. Loranthaceae LINK; 8. Meliaceae LINK; 9. Myrtaceae LINK; 10. Anacardiaceae, Annonaceae and Apocynaceae LINK; 11. Non-flowering plants LINK and 12. Agavaceae, Amaranthaceae, Araceae, Araliaceae and Avicenniaceae LINK.

These are a six plant families grouped together for convenience: Bignoniaceae (African tulip family), Bombacaceae (durian family), Bromeliaceae (pineapple femily), Caricaceae (papaya family), Casuarinaceae (casuarina family) and Combretaceae (sea almond family).

In the following list, the different species of birds that visit the plants are given below each plant species. Details are as follows:
1. Common name of bird.
2. Whether for food, to forage for insects, to roost, to collect nesting material or to nest.
3. Author of the post.
4. Date of posting
5. Habitat if in Singapore (BTNR = Bukit Timah Nature Reserve), otherwise country.
6. Link to the actual post on the website.


[l-r: Spathodea campanulata, Durio zibethinus and Tillandsia usneoides]

Bignoniaceae
1. Spathodea campanulata (African tulip)
Bulbuls
Yellow-vented Bulbul: nectar_JWee_070907_urban – LINK
Yellow-vented Bulbul: fruit_AmarSingh_250611_Ipoh-Perak-Malaysia
LINK
Mynas
Javan Myna: nectar_SamsonTan-RSubaraj_050410_rural – LINK
Javan Myna: nectar_SunChongHong_230411_urban – LINK
Parakeets
Red-breasted parakeet: seed_FrancisYap_050811_urban – LINK
Red-breasted Parakeet: seed_MarkChua_241007_rural – LINK
Spiderhunters
Spectacled Spiderhunter: nectar_AdrianLim_110709_Malaysia – LINK
Yellow-eared Spiderhunter: nectar_AdrianLim_110709_Malaysia – LINK
Starlings
Asian Glossy Starling: nectar_RHale_070907_urban – LINK
Sunbirds
Brown-throated Sunbird: Brown-throated Sunbird: nectar_AmarSingh_191209_Ipoh-Malaysia – LINK
Tailorbirds
Tailorbird: nest-material-seeds_ChanYokeMeng-MChan_191106_rural – LINK

2. Tabebuia rosea
Brown-throated Sunbird: nectar_SunChongHong_181211_urban – LINK

Bombacaceae
1. Ceiba pentandra (kapok tree)
Flowerpeckers
Scarlet-backed Flowerpeckers: nest-material_YCWee_100406_park – LINK
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker: nest-material-fruit-fluff_GohJuanHui_300312_park – LINK
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker: fruit-flower_JWee_030412_park – LINK
Swifts
Palm Swift: nest-material-fruit_TSTan_park – LINK
Tailorbirds
Common Tailorbird: nest-material-fruit-floss_AmarSingh_260612_Ipoh-Malaysia – LINK

2. Durio zibethinus (durian)
Bulbuls
Yellow-vented Bulbul: nest-material-leaves_TanTeoSeng-YCWee_270608_Johor-Malaysia – LINK
Flowerpeckers
Orange Bellied Flowerpeckers: fruit-GohSiGuim-HengFuHai_260605 – LINK
Hornbills
Oriental Pied Hornbill: nesting_JonathanCheah-YCWee_050207_Pulau-Ubin – LINK
Laughingthrushes
White-crested Laughingthrushe: fruit_IvanPolunin_221107_urban-garden – LINK
Leafbirds
Greater Green Leafbird: fruit_DaisyO’Neal_040212_Malaysia – LINK
Spiderhunters
Spiderhunter: nectar_CheongLoongFah_301111_Johor-Malaysia – LINK
Yellow-eared Spiderhunter: nectar-DaisyO’N 061211_Malaysia – LINK
Sunbirds
Plain-throated Sunbirds: fruit-GohSiGuim-HengFuHai_260605 – LINK
Woodpeckers
Laced Woodpecker: fruit-GohSiGuim-HengFuHai_260605 – LINK
Laced Woodpecker: fruit-JWee_040906 – LINK
Laced Woodpecker: fruit_DavidJXTan_280612_park – LINK
Woodshrikes
Large Woodshrike: nesting_DaisyO’Neill_050512_Malaysia – LINK

Bromeliaceae
Tillandsia usneoides Spanish moss
Yellow-vented Bulbul: nest-material-ycwee280806 – LINK

Caricaceae
Carica papaya (papaya)
Barbets
Gold-whiskered Barbet; fruit_RedzianARahman_171008_Malaysia – LINK
Gold-whiskered Barbet: fruit_DaisyO’Neill_240109_Malaysia – LINK
Red-throated Barbet: fruit_DaisyO’Neill_041108_Malaysia – LINK
Red-throated Barbet: fruit_DaisyO’Neill_010209_Malaysia – LINK
Bulbuls
Yellow-vented Bulbul: seed_YCWee_260510_urban-garden – LINK
Yellow-vented Bulbul: fruit_AmarSingh_250611_Perak-Malaysia
LINK
Corellas
Tanimbar Corella: fruit_YCWee_291110_urban-garden – LINK
Cockatoos
Yellow-crested Cockatoo: fruit_LenaChow_270712_urban – LINK
Doves
Spotted Dove: seed_YCWee_231110_urban-garden – LINK
Hornbills
Oriental Pied Hornbill: fruit_tanTeoSeng_251209_Malaysia – < LINK
Oriental Pied Hornbills: fruit_TanTeoSeng-YCWee_071108_Johor-Malaysia – LINK
Koel
Asian Koel: fruit_KFYap_240108_urban – LINK
Mynas
Javan Myna: seed_YCWee_260510_urban-garden – LINK

Casuarinaceae
Casuarina equisetifolia (casuarina)
Kites
Brahminy Kite: nestng_MarkChua_300807_rural – LINK
Grey Heron: nesting_TC_050109_rural – LINK
Munias
Scaly-breasted Munia: seed_Wells-2007
Scaly-breasted Munia: seed_LenaChow_201009_Urban – LINK
Starlings
Asian Glossy Starling: forage-CheongWengChun_211111_Malaysia – LINK
Purple-backed Starling: needle-branch_CheongWengChun_Malaysia – LINK

Combretaceae
1. Lumnitzera littorea (teruntum merah)
Sunbirds
Brown-throated Sunbird: nectar_MarcusNg_160409_rural – LINK
Olive-backed Sunbird: nectar_MarcusNg_160409_rural – LINK
Purple-throated Sunbird: nectar_MarcusNg_160409_rural – LINK

2. Quisqualis indica (Rangoon creeper)
Brown-throated Sunbird: insects_AmarSingh_191209_Ipoh-Malaysia – LINK

3. Terminalia catappa (sea almond)
Corellas
Tanimbar Corella: fruit_JHGoh_270511_rural – LINK
Tanimbar Corella: fruit_KwongWaiChing_300110_urban – LINK
Parrots
Blue-naped Parrot: fruit-flower_GSSoh_180409_Sabah-Malaysia – LINK

YC Wee
Singapore
November 2012

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