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Birds feeding on fruits of a Macaranga sp.

on 5th June 2014

On 17th December 2012, Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS encountered this 12-15 metres high Macaranga sp. at the Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. It was located across a ravine 30-35 meters from where Amar stood, but fortunately the tree was at eye level and this made it possible for him to return with respectable images.

The following birds were seen feeding on the fruits: Orange-headed Thrush (Zoothera citrina) (top), Buff-vented Bulbul (Iole olivacea) (above), Olive-winged Bulbul (Pycnonotus plumosus plumosus) (below: top two) and Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus) (below: bottom left).

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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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