Red-bearded Bee-eater takes a cicada

on 10th June 2011

The above image of a pair of Red-bearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis amictus), each with a cicada in its bill, is a composite image of two individuals photographed by Micky Lim a.k.a. limmick. The picture was taken in the Malaysian’s state of Johor, at the Panti Bird Sanctuary in April 2011.

The composite shot consists of two separate pictures. Micky had both birds within a frame but due to depth-of-field problem, both could not be in sharp focus at the same time.

Cicadas are a favourite food of many birds. Make a search of this website using the word “cicada” to view our earlier posts on this.

This post is a cooperative effort between and BESG to bring the study of bird behaviour through photography to a wider audience.

Micky Lim
June 2011

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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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