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Sultan Tit in the lowland forest

on 24th August 2016

Sultan-Tit-2a-Kledang-Sayong-Forest-Reserve,-Ipoh,-Perak,-Malaysia-1st-August-2016

“…I saw a Sultan Tit (Melanochlora sultanea flavocristata) – 2 heard and 1 seen this week unexpectedly in lowland forest. I say ‘unexpectedly’ because I have never encountered this species in lowland forest locally in more than 40 years of bird watching (probably speaks about my limited range of bird watching in the country). Wells 2007 states ‘at all elevations but in the Malayan forest zone encountered most often on the major slopes’. I have seen it in the hill stations but this is my first encounter in the lowlands.

Sultan-Tit-3a-Kledang-Sayong-Forest-Reserve,-Ipoh,-Perak,-Malaysia-1st-August-2016

“Went back twice to same location and managed to spot the Sultan Tits on the second time (top, above). Hope they stay and propagate in this part of the forest.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
25th July and 1st August 2016

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: A ‘damaged’ trail along primary jungle

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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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