Grey-headed Canary Flycatchers in a bird wave

on 26th November 2009

“There were six Grey-headed Canary Flycatchers (Culicicapa ceylonensis ceylonensis), of which at least two were juveniles at 1,600m ASL in Gunung Brinchang, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia on 21st July 2009 (left).

“The birds were then feeding, being part of a bird wave that included five Blue Nuthatch (Sitta azurea expectata). The juveniles were being fed.

“Grey-headed Canary Flycatchers are easy to watch as they love to make ‘aerial-sallies for flying insects’ (Wells 2007) to return to the same perch repeatedly. There are two locations at this hill station that I know where they live close to man and are less afraid of being watched.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
4th October 2009

Wells, D.R., 2007. The birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsular. Vol. II, Passerines. Christopher Helm, London. 800 pp.

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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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