Blyth’s Hawk-eagle preening after rain

“Saw an adult Blyth’s Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus alboniger) preening after some persistent rain. It then did a number of ‘tail wagging’ episodes – the wings outstretched and the tail wagging to the right and left persistently. We saw at least three episodes. These were possibly to dry self.

“Videos were shaky but took images at five frames per second and stitched together a composite video with them (spaced out at 1 second each for viewing).

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Cameron Highlands (1,400m ASL), Malaysia
A public road along primary montane forest
13th January 2012

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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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