Rose-ringed Parakeet Feasting On Peacock Flower

on 15th October 2013

“On the late afternoon of 21 Sep 2013, I had another encounter with the Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) in my condo LINK. This time it was a flock of five foraging in a cluster of Peacock Flower (both Caesalpinia pulcherrima and C. pulcherrima var. flava). [Image above shows a female Rose-ringed Parakeet.]

“Perhaps there was safety in numbers. I was able to get real close to a female to record a clear view of it enjoying the seeds of the plant, with skillful use of the bill and tongue to extract the cotyledons (seed leaves) from the seed coats.

Sun Chong Hong
5th October 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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