The papaya (Carica papaya) is commonly planted in many urban gardens as the fruits are a favourite with many people. And if your are a little late in harvesting the ripe fruits, birds will beat you to them.
So far we have documented more than a dozen species of birds eating the fruit – check out this LINK, type “papaya” in the “search” box to get to the list.
The birds documented in this website include barbet, bulbul, cockatoo, corella, dove, hornbill, koel, myna, spiderhunter and sunbird.
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS has added another species, the Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus). He photographed the myna at Tambun Interior, Perak, Malaysia on 21st May 2013.