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Pink-necked Green Pigeon – call

on 15th March 2011

“The calls of the male Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans) are easy to hear but not easy to document as they are low pitched and of low volume.

“I have attached two calls made by a male… HERE. Calls have been slightly amplified. The first call is partially masked by a magpie robin and starling calls but the second call in the recording is clearer.

“Although the calls have been described in a variety of ways in many references, not always complementary in description. I have always found them to be musical.

“MWF Tweedie (Common Birds of the Malay Peninsula, 1970) describes them as ‘a curious bubbling, whistling sound…’ GC Madoc (An Introduction to Malayan Birds, 1956) says that ‘the usual call is a gurgling or bubbling coo-coo, …’

“It is not an easy call to describe. Starts slow and builds up. Low intensity but carries far. Quite musical. Almost a chuckle and a coo mixed together.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Canning Garden Home, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
30th December 2010

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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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