Black-and-red Broadbill’s nest

on 20th November 2015

“Spotted this completed Black-and-red Broadbill (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos macrorhynchos) nest and an adult exiting.

“The nest is fairly free of surrounding vegetation and anchored to the trailing end of a branch of a tree (above).

“The tree is growing out of a ravine and the back of the nest (above) is at eye level. I scrambled down and managed to image the front which is 8-9 meters high. The nest is located 3-4 meters from a large pond.

“The nest is anchored in a broad fashion to the branch (above; other broadbills have a narrower suspensions, see Wells 2007). It has ragged ‘tails’ and is made of dried bark, dried leaves, epiphytes (Dragon’s Scale Fern Pyrrosia piloselloides), etc.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
17th 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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