on 21st April 2018
White-throated Kingfisher

Amar-Singh’s article and photographs published on this website yesterday (Friday 13th April) showed the difference between an adult and a juvenile White Throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis).

White-throated Kingfisher

“This species is common in Singapore, and not skittish. It is easy to photograph.

Water garden

“In my house, kingfishers are frequent visitors because I have sunk half a dozen PVC vats in my garden and stocked them with fish, snails and edible plants to attract water birds (above).

White-throated Kingfisher

“After reading Amar’s article, I looked through the kingfisher portraits I have accumulated and noticed that there was quite a bit of variation in the patterns of various individuals.

White-throated Kingfisher

“Are these variations sex-linked, age-linked or simply random?

“Would anyone like to throw some light on the matter?”

Lee Chiu San
14th April 2018

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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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