Plant-Bird relationship: 15. Miscellaneous herbs and their families

29 Nov 2012   in Feeding-invertebrates, Feeding-plants, Nesting, Plants, Reports, Roosting No Comments »
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Plant-Bird relationship: 15. Miscellaneous herbs and their families
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; 12. Agavaceae, Amaranthaceae, Araceae, Araliaceae and Avicenniaceae LINK; 13. Bignoniaceae, Bombacaceae Bromeliaceae, Caricaceae, Casuarinaceae and Combretaceae LINK and 14. Miscellaneous families of trees and shrubs LINK.

These are the remaining plant families not earlier dealt with. The listed species are mostly all herbaceous plants. These plants are providing nectar, fruits, nesting materials, etc. to birds.

In the following list, the different species of birds that visit the plant are listed 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.

Boraginaceae
Carmona retusa (=Ehretia microphylla)
White-eyes
Japanese White-eye: fruit_JasonCho_260111_rural – LINK
Bulbuls
Yellow-vented Bulbul: Yellow-vented Bulbul: fruit_AmarSingh_250611_Ipoh-Perak-Malaysia – LINK

Cannaceae (canna)
Canna hybrids
Crimson Sunbird: nectar_Wells-2007
Sunbird: nectar_MChan_271007_park – LINK

Celastraceae
Bhesa robusta
Oriental Pied Hornbill: fruit_AngieNg_130307_roadside – LINK

Compositae
Ageratum conyzoides (white weed)
Yellow-vented Bulbul: nesting_AmarSingh_300511_Ipoh-Malaysia – LINK

Tridax procumbens (coat buttons)
Scaly-breasted Munias: fruit_AmarSingh_100511_Ipoh-Malaysia – LINK

Cucurbitaceae
Cephalandra indica = Coccinia grandis (ivy gourd)
Asian Koel: fruit_SSreedharan_221011_India – LINK

Cupressaceae
Juniperus chinensis
Spotted Dove: nesting_AmarSingh_020810_Ipoh-Malaysia – LINK

Cyperaceae
Fimbristylis schoenoides (fimbristylis)
Zitting Cisticola: nesting_TanGimCheong_010709_rural – LINK

Malvaceae
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (hibiscus)
Bulbuls
Yellow-vented Bulbul: nesting_TanTeoSeng-YCWee_270608_Johor-Malaysia – LINK
Sunbirds
Brown-throated Sunbird: nectar_AmarSingh_191209_Ipoh-Malaysia – LINK
Brown-throated Sunbird: nectar_MChan_181107_urban – LINK
Crimson Sunbird: nectar_AmarSingh_080310_Ipoh-Malaysia – LINK
Olive-backed Sunbird: nectar_BKLim_170109_urban – LINK

Malvaviscus arboreus
Olive-backed Sunbird: nectar_AmarSingh_181110_Ipoh-Malaysia – LINK

Maranthaceae
Thalia geniculata (water canna)
Bulbuls
Yellow-vented Bulbul: flower_AmarSingh_290612_Ipoh-Malaysia – LINK
Sunbirds
Crimson Sunbird: nectar_Liu Jianzhong_010110_park – LINK
Crimson Sunbird: nectar_HarpitSingh_030310_park – LINK

Musaceae
Heliconia spp. (heliconia)
Sunbirds
Brown-throated Sunbird: nectar_JeanHo-121211_urban-garden – LINK
Crimson Sunbird: nectar_YCWee_061107_urban-garden – LINK
Olive-backed Sunbird: nectar_YCWee_061107_urban-garden – LINK
Olive-backed Sunbird: nectar_CheongWengChun_081211_Selangor-Malaysia – LINK

Heliconia pstticorum ‘Lady Di’ (heliconia)
Olive-backed Sunbird: nectar_SunChongHong_120511_urban – LINK

Musa spp. (bananas)
Little Spiderhunter: nectar_AdrianLin_240109_Johor-Malaysia – LINK

Musa ornate (wild banana)
Streaked Spiderhunter: nectar-KelvinChang_240309_Malaysia – LINK

Musa cultivar (banana)
Bulbuls
Yellow-vented Bulbul: fruit_AmarSingh_211209_Ipoh-Malaysia – LINK
Yellow-vented Bulbul: nest-material-ycwee280806 – LINK
Laughingthrushes
White-crested Laughingthrush: fruit_VictorLee_100506_rural – LINK
Orioles
Black-naped Oriole: fruit_RedzlanARahman_170409_Malaysia – LINK
Black-naped Oriole: insect_RedzianARahman_230308_urban=garden – LINK
Sunbirds
Brown-throated Sunbirds: leaf-bath_YCWee_250208_urban-garden – LINK
Spiderhunters
Grey-breasted Spiderhunter: nectar_RedzianARahman_170708_Malaysia – LINK
Little Spiderhunter: nectar_RedzianARahman_170708_Malaysia – LINK
Long-billed Spiderhunter: nesting_OngKienSian-MortenStrange_090308_Johor-Malaysia – LINK
Spectacled Spiderhunter: nectar_RedzianARahman_240608_Malaysia – LINK
Spectacled Spiderhunter: nesting_OngKienSian-MortenStrange_090308_Johor-Malaysia – LINK
Tailorbirds
Common Tailorbird: nest-material-fibre_YCWee_180608_urban-garden – LINK
Common Tailorbird: nesting_DaisyO’Neill_100612_Malaysia – LINK

Nyctaginaceae
Bougainvillea spp. (bougainvillea)
Sunbirds
Brown-throated Sunbird: forage_YCWee_260206_urban-garden – LINK
Crimson Sunbird: forage_YCWee_260206_urban-garden – LINK
Olive-backed Sunbird: nectar_AmarSingh_240912_Kuching-Sarawak-Malaysia – LINK.

White-eyes
Oriental White-eye: forage_YCWee_260206_urban-garden – LINK

Onagraceae
Fuchsia hybrida (fuchsia)
Black-throated Sunbird: nectar_AmarSingh_161009_Ipoh-Malaysia – LINK

Orchidaceae
Dendrobium cruminatum (pigeon orchid)
Scaly-breasted Munias: nesting_HowardBanwell_190509_roadside – LINK

Epiphyllum oxypetalum (keng hua)
Common Tailorbird: leaf-bath_YCWee_050307_urban-garden – LINK

Passifloraceae (passion fruit)
Passiflora coccinea
Spectacled Spiderhunter: nectar-AdrianLim_111208_Malaysia – LINK

Phytolaccaceae
Rivina humilis (pigeonberry, bloodberry)
Brown-throated Sunbird: fruit_AmarSingh_191209_Ipoh-Malaysia – LINK

Scrophuliaceae
Russelia equisetiformis (firecracker plant)
Olive-backed Sunbird: nectar_KCTsang_120910_urban – LINK

Solanaceae
Brugmansia x candida (angel’s trumpet)
Streaked Spiderhunter: nectar_LenaChow_240810_urban – LINK

Capsicum annuum (chilly)
Red-eyed Bulbul: fruit_HowardBanwell-SunChongHong_260209 – LINK

Solanum sp. (wild brinjal)
Yellow-vented Bulbul: fruit_ChooTeikJu_041109_rural – LINK

Typhaceae
Typha angustifolia (cat’s tail, lesser bulrush)
Flowerpeckers
Scarlet-backed Flowerpeckers: nest-material_ChanYokeMeng-YCWee_290107_rural – LINK
Sunbirds
Olive-backed Sunbird: nest-material_YCWee_010507_urban – LINK
Swift
Palm Swift: nest-material_TSTan_200610_park – LINK

Verbenaceae
Clerodendrum paniculatum (Pagoda flower)
Brown-throated Sunbird: fruit_LenaChow_090812_urban – LINK

Duranta erecta = D. repens (golden dewdrop)
Munias
Munia: nesting_TanTeoSeng-YCWee_240708_Johor-Malaysia – LINK
White-rumped Munia: nesting_AmarSingh_231009_Ipoh-Malaysia – LINK

Stachytarpheta mutabilis (snakeweed)
Crimson Sunbird: nectar_BKLim_090209_Penang-Malaysia – LINK

Vitaceae
Cissus hastata (white-stemmed button vine)
Bulbuls
Yellow-vented Bulbul: fruit_YCWee_220908_urban-garden – LINK
Flowerpeckers
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker: fruit_YCWee_220908_urban-garden – LINK
Mynas
Javan Myna: fruit_YCWee_220908_urban-garden – LINK
Orioles
Black-naped Oriole: fruit_YCWee_260908_urban-garden – LINK

Vitis vinifera (grape)
Yellow-vented Bulbul: fruit_AmarSingh_250611_Ipoh-Perak-Malaysia – LINK

Zingiberaceae
Costus spicatus
Spiderhunters
Little Spiderhunter: nectar-KelvinChang_240309_Malaysia – LINK
Sunbirds
Brown-throated Sunbird: nectar-JeanHo_121211_urban – LINK

Etlingera elatior (torch ginger)
Bulbuls
Yellow-vented Bulbul: leaf-bath_050307_urban-garden – LINK
Spiderhunters
Little Spiderhunter: nectar_StevenChong_020709_urban – LINK
Little Spiderhunter: nectar_LiuJianzhong_231209_?Hongkong – LINK
Sunbirds
Crimson Sunbird: nectar_YCWee090109_urban-garden – LINK




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