Red-whiskered Bulbul chick rescued

on 4th August 2017
A chick and an egg in the nest
One egg has hatched

BESG account of the failed nesting of a pair of a pair of
Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) caught the attention of Wolfgang Hieronimi from Chiangmai, Thailand LINK

Both eggs have hatched
Both eggs have hatched

“I have a similar experience. Here in Chiangmai, it was a Flying Tree Snake which starts robbing baby birds out of their nest during the early morning hours,” wrote Wolfgang.

Wolfgang with the rescued chick
Wolfgang with the rescued chick

“Found a nest lodged between my orchid plants, hidden under the leaves. I am afraid, after hatching, the young ones will be eaten by a Flying Tree Snake. They get attracted by the noise the babies create when parents arrive with food.”

The chick has grown
The chick has grown

Well, of the two eggs that hatched, one of the chicks was actually taken by a snake. Wolfgang saved the other chick, otherwise it too would be taken.

Wolfgang Hieronimi
Chiangmai, Thailand
21st July 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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