ABOVE: In September 2018 the Ficus stupenda strangler on the the hilltop behind the Ulu Ulu Resort in Temburong Brunei fruited. The ripe figs  attracted a horde of birds and mammals including  Rhinoceros, Wreathed and Black Hornbills as well as  the local family of North Borneo gibbons and a Prevost’s Squirrel. The Prevost’s Squirrels that live next to the Ulu Ulu Resort are white and grey with a bright rufous belly. However, you cannot see the belly in the photo above. 

Squirrel and Hornbill photos  are by Cynthia Lobato


A pair of Rhinoceros Hornbills feeding on ripe Ficus stupenda figs on the hilltop behind the Ulu Ulu Resort, Temburong Brunei. Female lower left. Male upper right.

Rhinoceros Hornbills are strictly territorial. The pair in the photo above are both adults with fully formed casques. A different pair hold the territory next to the Belalong Canopy Walkway. You can tell the difference because the casque of the male of the pair that live next to the BC walkway is not fully formed.


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This is the view from the hilltop looking across the the forested ridge and helipad on the opposite side of the Temburong River.
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The Ficus stupenda fig (circled in red)  is hosted by a large dipterocarp tree on the top of the hill.

Ficus stupenda at Ulu Ulu, Temburong , Brunei

Fig Ecology: Prevost’s Squirrel