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Red-bearded Bee-eater taking a cicada

on 23rd April 2009

Dr. Redzlan Abdul Rahman’s study of a Red-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis amictus) catching a cicada comes from nearby Malaysia. His observation complements an earlier post by SK Foo that documented a bee-eater catching a lizard and a cicada. In that instance, at Panti Forest in Johor, the prey was for the nestlings.

Here, there is no evidence of a nest nearby. Anyway, cicada has been listed as one of the many insects taken by the Red-bearded Bee-eater.

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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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