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Female Raffles’s Malkoha in mixed bird wave

on 28th February 2017

“A female Raffles’s Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus chlorophaeus) foraging with other malkoha species, many bulbul species in a mixed species episode (bird wave).”

MalkohaRaf-bird wave [AmarSingh]

A bird wave or mixed foraging party is when birds of different species fly through the vegetation together. This disturb insects and other prey thus opening them for easy picking by the birds.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
13th February 2016

Location: Ulu Kinta Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Previously logged forest with secondary growth and some primary forest

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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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