Birds and rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) fruits

on 1st August 2015

During the 2015 Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) season, Johnny Wee documented five new species of birds feeding on the fruits in his garden:

1. Blue-crowned Hanging-parrot (Loriculus galgulus) (top, above). This has earlier been reported by Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia LINK.

2. Red-breasted Parakeet (Psittacula alexandri) (above).

3. Juvenile Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis) (above).

4. Javan Myna (Acridotheres fuscus) (above).

5. Black-naped Orioles (Oriolus chinensis) (above) that was earlier reported by Dr Vilma D’Rozario HERE.

In addition, he also photographed the Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis) (above male, below female) that also arrived with the Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) in 2012 LINK.

In earlier seasons he documented the Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense) LINK; Alexandrine Parakeet (Psittacula eupatria) LINK and Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris convexus) LINK.

Johnny Wee
July 2015

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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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