Birds feasting on fruits of the Footstool Palm

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Brahminy Starling (Sterns pagodarum)
Brahminy Starling (Sturnus pagodarum)

“The Saribus rotundifolius or Footstool palm is a common landscaping plant found in most of our parks and gardens. The fruits are orange red and when ripen they are dark purple in color.

Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier)
Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier)

“Birds of different species feed on the ripen fruits.

Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus)
Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus)

“The fruits are too big for some of the smaller birds to swallow so they peck instead.

Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis)
Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis)

“These are some shots, all taken from the same tree, showing the different types of birds visiting and feeding on the ripen fruits. – Brahminy Starling, Yellow-vented Bulbul, Java Myna, Glossy Starling,

Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea)
Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea)

“…Asian Koel (big bully, chasing away the smaller birds), and also, not in pictures, Black-napped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis), pigeon and Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus).

Neo Tiang Pee
Singapore
14th September 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.

2 Responses

  1. Hi! Just curious, where was the Brahminy Kite?

    Regards,

    Subaraj

  2. Brahminy Starling, not Kite.

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