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White-crested Laughingthrush foraging in rubbish bin

on 24th July 2012

Geoff Lim came across a flock of White-crested Laughingthrush (Garrulax leucolopus) “foraging on the ground, flinging dried leaves and twigs etc. like their regular foraging behavior. Two birds were in the nearby rubbish bin foraging and I spooked them when I crept up. They soon returned and waited to evaluate how dangerous I was before jumping into the bin again. Two Javan Mynas (Acridotheres javanicus) were on hand at the bin as well.”

Will this laughingthrush eventually becomes a scavenger like the Javan Myna?

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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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