Lesser Adjutant fishing

on 21st May 2016

AdjutantL [DanarajManiam]

While doing some shorebird photography at a fishing village in Damar Laut (Lumut) in Perak, Malaysia, this Lesser Adjutant (Laptoptilos javanicus) flew towards me and landed on the muddy shore. It moved closer to about 40 m from me to fish when I took the photographs.

AdjutantL [DanarajManiam]

This large-sized stork is an uncommon resident of Peninsular Malaysia. It can be seen near water, whether mangroves, freshwater swamps or rice fields. It feeds on fish and carrion as well as frogs, reptiles and crustaceans.

Unfortunately the population of Lesser Adjutant has been declining through the years – due mainly to habitat loss.

However it can still be spotted along Damar Laut and Pantai Remis in Perak, Malaysia.

Danaraj Maniam
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
8th February 2016

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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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