Starling and oriole swallowing MacArthur Palm fruits

An earlier post highlighted Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) swallowing MacArthur Palm (Ptychosperma macarthurii) fruits HERE.

This post highlights Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis) and Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis). These two species of birds were feeding on the same bunch of MacArthur Palm fruits.

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The starling similarly swallows the fruits whole, most probably regurgitates the seeds later on. View the video below and a screen grab above.

The oriole also swallows the fruits whole. The video and screen grab are given below.

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YC Wee
Singapore
5th January 2017

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