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COTTON PYGMY-GEESE – PREENING AND STRETCHING

on 23rd December 2012

“On the morning of 9th December 2012, a small flock of Cotton Pygmy-geese (Nettapus coromandelianus) was observed upon a lake in Perak, Peninsular Malaysia (above).

“They were feeding contently amongst the mats of aquatic vegetation just below the water surface (above).

“In between their dabbling activity, they also invested much time in preening themselves vigorously (above). Feather maintenance is especially important for ducks and geese as they need to keep it waterproof.

“Momentary flashing of the wings was noticed whenever a pygmy-goose stretched itself (above).

“A brief video clip of their spirited preening behaviour may be previewed above.”

Subaraj Rajathurai & Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
Singapore
19th December 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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