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Banded Woodpeckers’ dance

on 16th February 2018
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The Banded Woodpeckers (Chrysophlegma miniaceum) are common residents. They are often seen in pairs. And if the pair consists of males, they may indulge in their characteristic “dance” that may well be territorial display – swaying sideways and moving up the tree trunk. They may be on opposite sides of the trunk LINK or on separate hanging vines near to each other, as in Karyne Wee’s video below.

The Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense) apparently behaves similarly, as seen HERE.

Karyne Wee
Singapore
23rd January 2018

Karyne Wee
Singapore

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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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