Black-chinned Yuhina and Erythrina arborescens flowers

on 15th October 2015

“The Black-chinned Yuhina (Yuhina nigrimenta) is a smaller yuhinia and quite a delight to watch (above, below). Pity light was not on our side to document all its antics.

The image below shows nectar feeding on one of the common flowers used in Sikkim by birds. I think it is the Erythrina arborescens (Himalayan Coral Tree). A common tree locally and visited by many birds. Locally called in Nepali Theki kath, Phaledo or Roringe – see HERE.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
14th September 2015

Location: Kewzing, Ravangla Subdivision, South Sikkim, India
Habitat: A road cutting through mixed secondary and primary forest, 1,700m ASL

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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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