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Plant-Bird Relationship: 11. Non-Flowering Plants

on 11th November 2012

The earlier series: 1. Need for a Catalogue LINK; 2. Moraceae LINK; 3. Euphorbiaceae LINK; 4. Poaceae LINK; 5. Fabaceae LINK; 6. Palmae LINK; 7. Loranthaceae LINK; 8. Meliaceae LINK; 9. Myrtaceae LINK and 10. Anacardiaceae, Annonaceae and Apocynaceae LINK.

Non-flowering plants include algae, lichens, bryophytes and ferns.

In the following list the different species of birds that visit the plant are listed below each plant species. Details are as follows:
1. Common name of bird.
2. Whether for food, to forage for insects, to roost, to collect nesting material or to nest.
3. Author of the post.
4. Date of posting
5. Habitat if in Singapore (BTNR = Bukit Timah Nature Reserve), otherwise country.
6. Link to the actual post on the website.


[l-r: Spirogyra sp., lichen and Pyrrosia piloselloides.]

ALGAE
Spirogyra
Munias
Scaly-breasted Munia: plant_Wells-2007
Scaly-breasted Munia: plant_AmarSingh_211009_Ipoh-Malaysia – LINK

LICHEN
Broadbills
Banded Broadbill: nest-material_IrfanChoo_121207_Malacca-Malaysia – LINK
Hanging-parrots
Blue-crowned Hanging-parrot: lichen/fungi_AmarSingh_020210_Ipoh-Malaysia – LINK

MOSSES and LIVERWORTS
Broadbills
Banded Broadbill: nest-material_IrfanChoo_121207_Malacca-Malaysia – LINK
Gerygones
Golden-bellied Gerygone: nest-material_KwongWaiChong_190812_rural – LINK
White-eyes
Oriental White-eyes: nest-material-plant_YCWee-YenLay-KCTsang_090307_urban-garden – LINK

FERNS
1. Asplenium nidus (bird’s nest fern)
Bulbuls
Yellow-vented Bulbul: nest-material-YCWee_280806_urban-garedn – LINK
Doves
Peaceful Doves: nesting_DaisyO’Neill_011208_Malaysia – LINK
Owls
Buffy Fish Owl: nest-TouJingYi_pers.comm_Malaysia
Peafowls
Indian Peafowl: nesting_ChanYokeMeng-MChan_301206_park – LINK

2. Gleichenia sp. (resam)
Rufous-tailed Tailorbird: leaf-bath_ChooTeikJu_080609_rural – LINK

3. Pyrrosia piloselloides
Broadbills
Banded Broadbill: nest-material_IrfanChoo_121207_Malaysia LINK
Dusky Broadbill: nest-material_IrfanChoo_121207_Malacca-Malaysia – LINK
Dusky Broadbill: nest-material_JonathanCheah_181009_Malaysia – LINK
Dusky Broadbill: nest-material_IrfanChoo_091009_Malaysia – LINK
Bulbuls
Yellow-vented Bulbul: nest-material_RSubaraj-YCWee_140606_roadside – LINK
Yellow-vented Bulbul: nest-material_TanTeoSeng-YCWee_270608_Johor-Malaysia – LINK
Sunbirds
Brown-throated Sunbird: forage_AmarSingh_161010_Ipoh-Malaysia – LINK
Woodshrikes
Large Woodshrike: nest-material_DaisyO’Neill_050512_Malaysia – LINK

YC Wee
Singapore
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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