ABOVE: A young Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela waiting in the fruiting  Ficus microcarpa fig tree outside the main office of the Tabin Wildlife Reserve. The Serpent Eagle is a sit and wait predator which feeds mainly on lizards and snakes. Photo courtesy of Lawrence Chin.

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Ficus microcarpa  is a common coastal and island fig found throughout Borneo. This individual was probably an introduction planting. However it fruits regularly attracting numerous birds  to feed on the tiny figs.

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