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White-headed Munia – feeding technique

on 16th February 2014

“Rather than do the conventional feeding of climbing up an unstable reed they have elected to feed on grain that has fallen to the ground.

“A mixture of adults and juveniles.

“Seen this feeding behaviour of the White-headed Munia (Lonchura maja maja) previously. The grain in question is the Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum) a favourite foods of all the munias and Baya Weaver.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
9th January 2014

Location: Tambun Interior, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Fish farming, ex-mining pools, limestone hills nearby

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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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