White-rumped Munia – nest construction

on 3rd August 2013

“White-rumped Munias (Lonchura striata subsquamicollis) are very common at this forest reserve; both in the open trails as well as at the fringe. Saw a pair constructing a nest. They had chose a Mango tree (Mangifera indica) and the nest was situated about 3 meters up. One bird would stay in the nest while the other would bring nesting material. Material used was predominantly dried grass but I also saw them strip part of the Mango tree bark.

“The image above-left shows an over view of the nest; that above right and below-left, a front and side view; and below-right, an adult bringing nesting material.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
7th July 2013

Habitat: Fringe of the forest reserve

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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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