Curlew Sandpiper – feeding behaviour

“Eight to ten Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferrugine) present at this site, solitary or in pairs mixing with other waders.

“Actively feeding as can be seen in the video below.

“The feeding as been described as ‘probing in an incessant “stitching” motion’ LINK.

“The above is a composite of posture changes.

“Waders are a hard group for me to ID but fortunately Curlew Sandpipers are one of the easier ones.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
24th & 29th September 2014

Location: Malim Nawar Wetlands, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Extensive ex-tin mining area with many pond/lakes, wetlands, fish farming

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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.

2 Responses

  1. BESG

    With immediate effect, should anyone face problems posting comments, this can be because we are screening them. Please be patient… Thanks.

  2. Sun Chong Hong

    As bird watchers, we are supposed to have learnt to be patient. It’s better be safe than sorry.

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