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Yellow-vented Flowerpecker Dicaeum chrysorrheum chrysorrheum   - Feeding on fruit
Yellow-vented Flowerpecker
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 6 December 2018
English synonyms:Yellow vented Flowerpecker
Bird Family :Dicaeidae - Flowerpeckers & Mistletoebird
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :One of the favourite fruit trees in the forest for many birds. Possibly the Buchanania arborescens, commonly known as little Gooseberry Tree or Sparrow's Mango.
Birds seen feeding on this tree include:
Gold-whiskered Barbet Megalaima chrysopogon laeta
Red-throated Barbet Megalaima mystacophanos mystacophanos
Brown Barbet Calorhamphus fuliginosus hayii
Asian Fairy Bluebird Irena puella malayensis
Lesser Green Leafbird Chloropsis cyanopogon
Greater Green Leafbird Chloropsis sonnerati zosterops
Yellow Vented Bulbul Pycnonotus goiavier analis
Cream-vented Bulbuls Pycnonotus simplex
Red-eyed Bulbul Pycnonotus brunneus
Spectacled Bulbul Pycnonotus erythropthalmos
Ashy Bulbul Hemixos flavala cinereus
Buff-vented Bulbul Iole charlottae crypta
Yellow-vented Flowerpecker Dicaeum chrysorrheum chrysorrheum
The fruit at 0.6-1cm is a bit large for the Yellow-vented Flowerpeckers but they will hold it up to get the juice and whittle away at the flesh.
-Amar
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