Java Sparrow feeding on plants

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“Java Sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora) feeding on a variety of grass plants including the achene of Coatbuttons/Tridax Daisy (Tridax procumbens) (below). An achene a type of dry fruit produced by many species of flowering plant which contain a single seed. See … Continued

Palms and the birds they attract

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Palms are commonly planted in gardens and parks all over Singapore. They are impressive looking, with their tall, straight trunk, some slender other massive, bearing a mass of feathery fronds at the top. However, because they do not provide much … Continued

Jungle Myna – fruit feeding

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“Although I have seen Jungle Mynas (Acridotheres fuscus torquatus) feeding on fruit prior to this (Oil Palm fruit, Elaeis guineensis), I still find it ‘unusual’ to see such behaviour as they feed primarily on animal prey. This fruiting tree (unknown … Continued

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