Plantain Squirrel eats Licuala spinosa fruits

Mangrove Fan Palm
Mangrove Fan Palm

Steven Chong’s images of a Plantain Squirrel (Callosciurus notatus singapurensis) eating the fruits of a Palas or Mangrove Fan Palm (Licuala spinosa) were taken at the newly opened Learning Forest’s Walk of Giants at the Singapore Botanic Gardens on 5th April 2017.

Plantain Squirrel eating Licuala spinosa fruit
Plantain Squirrel eating Licuala spinosa fruit

This is to record the squirrel’s food preferences.

Plantain Squirrel eating Licuala spinosa fruit
Plantain Squirrel eating Licuala spinosa fruit

So far we have recorded this squirrel eating:
1. Fruits of Singapore Rhododendron (Melastoma malabathricum), Starfruit (Averrhoa carambola), Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum), papaya and bananas as well as the leaves of Benjamin Fog (Ficus benjamina) LINK.

2. Flower nectar of Banana (Musa cultivar), Gelam tree (Melaleuca cajuputi).

3. Leaves of Benjamin Fig (Ficus benjamina).

4. Insect like the cicada.

5. Birdling like that of Javan myna (Acridotheres javanicus).

Steven Chong
Singapore
14th April 2017

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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