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Oriental Pied Hornbill mating

on 9th September 2013

The above image shows a pair of Oriental Pied Hornbills (Anthracoceros albirostris convexus) just before they mated. Below shows the excitement of the act with the female raising her hackles.

The images were captured by Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS at a small rural town of Malim Nawar in the Malaysian state of Perak on 1st September 2013.

Above shows the actual mating event while below is a composite of the face of the female to show her excitement and under normal conditions.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
September 2013

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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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