Gold-whiskered Barbet nesting (Part 2)

on 18th June 2014

An earlier post documented the nesting of the Gold-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon laeta) nesting in a cavity found in the dead branch of a Durian Tree (Durio zibethinus) LINK.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS has now made two more brief visits to the nest (11th and 13th April 2014), using the same observation locations.

“The birds are fully aware of my presence and will stop right above me, to check safety, before proceeding to the nest,” wrote Amar. Some images of fruit for chicks (top), nest exit (above) and entry composites (below). They are very fast in nest entry and exit and both composites are of images taken consecutively with the camera shooting at maximum speed (6 frames per second).

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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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