Common Tailorbird foraging

on 31st January 2017

“The Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius maculicollis) is one of many resident birds in our ‘wild’ urban garden.

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“The thick ground cover we have provides them with extensive foraging opportunities, often ‘disappearing’ under it and all we see are ‘ripples’ of the vegetation (above).

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“Here seen investigating the underside of Piper sarmentosum for insects and caterpillars (above).

“Our ground cover consists of many plants intermingled: Money plants trailing (Epipremnum aureum), Wild Strawberries (Fragaria vesca), Daun Kaduk (Piper sarmentosum), Chilli plants (Capsicum annuum), a number of herbs, etc.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
15th January 2017

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban enviroment
15th January 2017

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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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