Black-capped White-eye

on 9th August 2009

“The Black-Capped White-eye, a commonly found montane bird in Sabah’s Kinabalu Park, East Malaysia, is a highly active bird that moves around in flocks of ten to twenty birds or more (above).

“One would know when they are around when one hears the constant twittering (Maybe this is how Twitter got its name) in the bushes and trees. A bird wave, of little birds, little birds that have taken over the targeted tree, these birds would practically clean up the tree or bush of slugs, and insects, no pesticides required…

“Accompanying the bird wave would be juveniles (left), mouths agape, hungry and tired of constantly trying to keep up with mummy…

“Apparently the Everett’s White-eye (Zosterops everetti) is being replaced by these more aggressive Black-capped White-eyes in the montane forest of Kinabalu Park.”

KC Tsang
21st July 2009

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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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