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Too close for comfort – Brown Shrike

on 28th December 2016

ShrikeBr [AmarSingh]

“This adult female Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) was unusually accommodating (above, below).

ShrikeBr [AmarSingh]

“I was sitting in the car and she was just outside the window.

ShrikeBr rictal-bristle [AmarSingh]

“Had to lean back to get her in focus. Love the rictal bristles (above) and magnificent claws (below).

ShrikeBr claws [AmarSingh]

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
20th December 2016

Location: Malim Nawar, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Ex-mining pools, fish farming, wetlands

Note: According to Krys Kazimierczak, Oriental Bird Images Editor, “…the dark markings on the side of the crown and lesser coverts suggest that this is a 1st winter.”

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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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