Thick-billed Green-pigeon and Ficus virens

on 10th November 2012

Angie Ng came across a large Grey Fig (Ficus virens) with branches thick with figs on 23rd October 2012. Among the many birds feasting on the figs were Thick-billed Green-pigeons (Treron curvirostra), an uncommon resident species (above).

A few days earlier, Lena Chow was watching a flock of Thick-billed Green-pigeons gorging themselves on the same figs at Bukit Brown. Her video above shows “a gorgeous male pigeon having his fill.”

This would be a new item for our Plant-Bird list LINK.

Lena Chow & Angie Ng
November 2012

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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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