MENU CARD : BLUE THROATED BARBET



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In my series on symbiosis , BLUE THROATED BARBET has a special place. It is amazing to note the number of fruits, flowers and insects this particular bird consumes. During my course of observation I have recorded the following.
1. FLOWERS VISITED BY THIS BIRD
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( a ) Bombax ceiba( SHIMUL )
( b ) Butea monosperma( PALAS )
( c ) Ceiba pentandra ( SHITE SILK COTTON )
( d ) Cassia fistula ( AMALTAS )
( e ) Erythrina variegate ( CORAL TREE )
( f ) Eucalyptus sp
( g ) Moringa oleifera ( DRUM STICK )
( h ) Spathodea campinulata ( SCARLET BELL )
( j ) Trema sp
( k ) Thunbergia mysorensis
( l ) Syzygium jambos ( ROSE APPLE )

FRUITS CONSUMED BY THE BIRD
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1. ALANGIUM CHINENSE
2. ANNONA RETICULATA
3. ANNONA SQUAMOSA
4. ANTIDESMA SP
5. APHANAMIXIS POLYSTACHYA
6.ARALIA SP
7. ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLUS
8. ARTOCARPUS LAKOOCH
9. AVERRHOA CARAMBOLA
10. AZADIRACHTA INDICA
11. BISCHOFIA JAVANICA
12. CALLICARPA ARBOREA
13. CARICA PAPAYA
14. CINNAMOMUM TAMALA
15. COCCINIA GRANDIS
16. FICUS BEGALENSIS
17. FICUS BENJAMINA
18. FICUS HIRTA
19. FICUS GLOMARATA
20. FICUS KRISHNA
21, FICUS LUCESCENS
22. FICUS RELIGIOSA.
23.FICUS RUMPHII
24. FLACORTIA JANGOMAS
25.MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA
26 LIVISTONA DECIPIENS
27. MELIA AZEDARACH
28. MALLOTUS PHILIPPENS
29. MICHELIA CHAMPACA
30. MICHELIA BAILLONI.
31. MIMUSOPS HEXANDRA (BAKUL)
32. MICROMELA PUBESCENS
33. MURRYA  PANICULATA
34. MURUS LAVEIGATA
35. MUSA SP
36. NEOLAMARCKIA CADAMBA
37. PHYLANTHUS RETICULATUS
38. PITHECELLOBIUM DULCE
37. POTHOS SCANDENS
38. PREMNA JALPAIGURIANA
39. PSIDIUM GUAJAVA
40. SANTALUM ALBUM
41. SCEFFLERA ACTINOPHYLLA
42. SYZYGIUM CUMINII
43. THEVETIA NERIFOLIA
44. PALM SP
45. PALM SP
46. FICUS SP.
In addition it was observed that the bird feeds chicks with the following insects also.
1. PRAYING MANTIS
2. GRASS HOPPER
3. BUG.
4. COCKROCH
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