on 19th December 2017
Collared Kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher

“On the morning of 28th October 2017, a pair of Collared Kingfishers (Todiramphus chloris) was perched high up on a sturdy branch (above).

Collared Kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher

“The one on the left then began to preen itself systematically (images 2, 3, 4).

Collared Kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher

“Video footage of this kingfisher’s preening session may be previewed here:

“Although this is one of Singapore’s most common kingfisher species, its preening behaviour is not always easily observable.”

Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
4th December 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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