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Nordmann’s Greenshank catching a crab

on 29th December 2008

Photographed on 15th November 2008 at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Tan Gim Cheong shares his image of the Nordmann’s Greenshank (Tringa guttifer) catching a crab (above).

This greenshank, as posted earlier, rarely over-winters in Singapore but was spotted on the above date after 17 years.

Tan Kok Hui earlier mentioned that the bird feeds mainly on little reddish caught in shallow water. Well, here is an image of the bird actually catching a crab.

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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