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Crimson-breasted and Yellow-breasted Flowerpeckers feeding on Melastoma malabathricum fruits

on 18th May 2015

“Many flowerpecker came to feed on the Straits Rhododendron (Melastoma malabathricum), offering close views.

“Top and above show a male Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus percussus ignicapilla) feeding, while below is the female.

“Another visitor to the Straits Rhododendron was the Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus maculatus), a male (below). But more shy and much less often seen. Locally near threatened (Wells 2007).”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
1st May 2015

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Fringe of the forest reserve

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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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