Three friends and a plate of scraps

on 2nd February 2018

KS Leow‘s image of a Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) and two Javan Mynas (Acridotheres javanicus) shows the former eating leftover from a plate that was yet to be cleared on from open-air table in an “underground” restaurant.


These two avian species are scavengers. Apparently the pigeon, being slightly larger than the mynas, got priority to the scrap of food. And because the mynas were not too much smaller, had the priviledge of waiting close by.

The two mynas, waiting patiently nearby for their turn, may or may not find any scraps left after the pigeon got through with the leftover.

KS Leow
18th January 2918

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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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