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Proliferation of Crimson-rumped Waxbill

on 10th June 2014

“Since my report last year of a large number of introduced Crimson-rumped Waxbills settling at Halus LINK, I chanced upon an even bigger flock of at least 20 birds at Gardens By The Bay last weekend (above and below).

“They are feeding side by side with resident Zebra Doves (Geopelia striata)…

“…Scaly-breasted Munias (Lonchura punctulata) (above) and Chestnut Munias (Lonchura atricapilla) (below), presumably on the same grasses. At the rate these introduced species are proliferating, one has to wonder if there’s enough food for everyone in years to come.”

Lena Chow
Singapore
21st April 2014

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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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