Stork-billed Kingfisher – a bad day

on 17th May 2014

“This Stork-billed Kingfisher (Halcyon capensis malaccensis) was having a tough time in the rain as it impaired its ability to get fish. Multiple attempts while I watched yielded no catch.

“Came out of the water to this perch and, when it shook off the water, had the nictitating membrane Stork-billed Kingfisher – a bad dayLINK drawn up to prevent injury (giving an odd look, above, below).

“Apart from the head bobbing behaviour, that many kingfishers like to do, it was also frequently “wags” the tail (below).

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
14th February 2013

Location: Tambun Interior, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Limestone hills with ex-mining pools
Conditions: Early morning, out cycling

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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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