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CORMORANTS FISHING

on 28th November 2012

“On a sunny afternoon in October 2012, a number of cormorants were engrossed in fishing activity in a wetland area in Thailand. Two species were observed, including the Indian Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscicollis) (above) and the Little Cormorant (Phalacrocorax niger) (below).

“They made repeated dives into the green water, surfacing frequently at intervals of less than a minute, often with small fish or shrimp between their beaks. Some of the Little Cormorants would regularly venture close to the shallower waters near the bank, where they would hunt among the tangle of water convolvulus (Ipomoea aquatica), where fish and shrimp might be hiding (below).”

Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
Singapore
8th November 2012

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
I am grateful to Subaraj Rajathurai for his quick confirmation of the cormorant identities.

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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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