Judy Raft’s Olive-backed Sunbird nesting: Addendum I

on 4th February 2017

SunbirdOB-nesting [JudyRaft]

BESG received images of Judy Raft’s garden where the Olive-backed Sunbirds (Cinnyris jugularis) nested only after the posting of her account – see HERE. We present here those images as an addendum to her earlier account.

SunbirdOB-nesting [JudyRaft]

The nest of the pair of Olive-backed Sunbirds was built at the end of a tree fern (top) frond outside the bedroom French doors (above-below: close up of nest).

SunbirdOB-nesting [JudyRaft]

The house is backed onto a rainforest and the nest opening faces it (below).

SunbirdOB-nesting [JudyRaft]

The rainforest has numerous bird activities including those of butcherbirds and kookaburras.

SunbirdOB-nesting [JudyRaft]

A structure was built around the nest and fern fronds wrapped round it to give camouflage and weather protection (above).

Judy Raft
Queensland, Australia
12th 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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