Pink-necked Green Pigeon – fruit feeding

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PNGP-Muntingia fr [AmarSingh]

“Small flock of Pink-necked Green Pigeons (6-8) feeding on fruiting Muntingia calabura (Local name ‘Village Cherry’).

PNGP-Muntingia fr [AmarSingh]

“They swallowed the fruit whole.

PNGP-Muntingia fr [AmarSingh]

“Interestingly they did not go for the fully ripe discoloured fruits, but green-yellow ones. (Note: First 2 images from top are males, last 2 are females.)

PNGP-Muntingia fr [AmarSingh]

“Also feeding on the same fruit were Yellow-vented Bulbuls (Pycnonotus goiavier analis), Lineated Barbet (Megalaima lineata hodgsoni), Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis maculatus), Asian Glossy Starlings (Aplonis panayensis strigata).”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
15th October 2016

Location: Ipoh City, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban Environment

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