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Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot and oil palm fruits

on 26th May 2016

HangingParrotBlCroil palm [AmarSingh] 1

“…we saw many birds coming to one site to feed. This is an abandoned oil palm estate now converted to eco-tourism and has significant secondary growth.

HangingParrotBlCroil palm [AmarSingh] 2

“Many birds were coming to eat the flesh of a few remaining oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) fruits including these Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus). Images top and above are of a male.

HangingParrotBlCr-f [AmarSingh] 3

“The image above and below are of a female. Below further shows the blue crown that is also present in adult females, and is occasional not well illustrated in some guides.”

HangingParrotBlCr-f [AmarSingh] [AmarSingh] 4

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
2nd May 2016

Location: Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Habitat: Secondary growth

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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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