Black-naped Oriole takes Leea indica fruits

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OrioleBN-Leea indica fr [JackieOng]

The images by Jackie Ong show a Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis) picking on the ripe fruits of the Common Tree-vine (Leea indica). The species belong to the family Vitaceae, of which the grape sbelong.

OrioleBN-Leea indica fr [JackieOng]

This plant is a large shrub to small tree, usually around 10 metres tall. The berries turn purple, then black on ripening.

OrioleBN-Leea indica fr [JackieOng]

This is most probably a new food record for the Black-naped Oriole.

Jackie Ong
Singapore
7th May 2016

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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