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Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

on 9th March 2016

BeeEaterChHd [AmarSingh]

“I am delightfully addicted to some birds and can continue to watch even after having seen them thousands of times.

“The Bay-Headed/Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters (Merops leschenaulti leschenaulti) visit our home twice a day as we on their ‘daily feeding flight-way’, so we meet many times.

“Met a very friendly pair, when I was out today. They were feeding low on the ground, and allowed a close approach.

“The experience spoke all about why I am into bird watching.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
3rd February 2015

Location: Tambun, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Secondary growth near limestone hills

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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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