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Yellow-crowned Barbet Megalaima henricii henricii   - Feeding
Yellow-crowned Barbet
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :trail in primary forest, Kledang-Saiong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 14 September 2020
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Bird Family :Megalaiminae - Asian Barbets
Red Data Status :Near Threatened
Remarks :Spent the morning watching a number of different barbet and bulbul species and other birds feasting at a fruiting Ficus benjamina in the forest; fruit diameter is 2.0-2.5cm. This is a favourite fruit of many, many birds and when fruiting there are often 15-25 species that visit it daily. I was delighted to see two Yellow-crowned Barbets at the tree as they are generally less common to meet in this forest. Note the blue throat with 2 red spots at the throat and the red hind-collar. The golden-yellow crown has a hind blue patch. The ventral surface of the tail looks bright and bluish in some views (no good images to show this). The Ficus benjamina fruit was either swallowed whole or crushed before swallowing. - Amar
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