Thursday, September 20, 2012

Feeding event on Pipterus @ DFNP

Went to Dairy Farm Nature Park to check out the newly discovered fern - Athyrium accedens with my colleagues, it is critically endangered in Singapore. 

I understand ferns might come across as rather boring as compared to the flowering plants with brightly coloured flowers and fruits, but we must still seek to protect and conserve endangered species.

Every species play a role in the ecosystem :)
athyrium accendens
Athyrium accedens

We spotted some commotion when we were walking back to the carpark. Spotted birds feeding on the exotic Pipturus argenteus at the side of the trail, the fruits look like globs of spit (I'm sorry), but are highly attractive to the birds.
asian glossy starling
Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis) was spotted first.
Then came the Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis)!!!!!!!!!

Oh my, such beauty!!! all my favourite colours on one bird! :D 
blue wing leafbird feeding on pipterus
Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis)
blue winged leafbird (2)
Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis)
blue winged leafbird
Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis)- such beauty!!! It appears to have tags around its feet, but I can't make out any info.
clausena excavata (2)
Clausena excavata flower aka False Curry Tree, just beside the Pipterus
clausena excavata
Clausena excavata fruits
cream vented bulbul
Asian Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus) was feeding on the Pipterus too, before it flew to the adjacent Clausena

Common Posy (Drupadia ravindra moorei)

knight butterfly

The Knight (Lebadea martha parkeri)

That's all for an exciting day at DFNP, you will never really know when you will get to see feeding events such as this, hope I can be this lucky everytime!!

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