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PADDYFIELD PIPIT PREENING

on 29th December 2014

“It was a scorching hot afternoon on the 13th October 2014 and I wasn’t the only one seeking shade while spending time outdoors. Two Paddyfield Pipits (Anthus rufulus) had also sought relief from the midday sun and were chilling out beneath a leafy tree (above).

“As the pipits were cooling off, it was also an opportune time for some routine feather maintenance (above).

“Part of the preening process included scratching, as well as stretching (above).

“A video clip of this Pipit’s preening behaviour may be previewed here:”

Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
Singapore
13th December 2013

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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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