Immature Verditer Flycatcher feeding on Common Mahang fruits

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“I have been seeing a number of Verditer Flycatchers (Eumyias thalassinus) come to feed on the Common Mahang (Macaranga bancana) fruit over the past 2 weeks.

“Usually adults but today an immature. They are hard to capture with fruit in the beak as they fly up suddenly, snatch a fruit, return to new perch and swallow it. Seen numerous episodes over past 2 weeks.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
21st July 2015

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: A trail along primary jungle, alongside a stream

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