Peaceful (Zebra) Dove: 4. Fledging

on 26th April 2012

“This is the 4th Update on the nesting Peaceful (Zebra) Doves with the current observation period = 26/02/2012 – 11/03/2012.

“The links to the earlier three parts can be seen HERE, HERE and HERE.

“The chicks fledged on 26/02/2012. The older one at lunch 12-1pm and the younger one in the evening 6-7pm. The image above (left) shows the elder sibling enjoying freedom with a parent. To encourage the younger one to leave the nest the parent stayed in a nearby tree and called out very frequently (heard them much of the afternoon). They also paid very few visits to the nest and left it alone, looking rather forlorn (above right).

“The above images are of the fledged elder sibling. It took 12 days from hatching to fledging.

“Since that day they have been harder to spot in the garden but see them intermittently. Even two days ago (09/03/2012) the juveniles were still seen begging for food from parents.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS & Datin Dr Lim Swee-Im
Canning Garden Home, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

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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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