A pair of Pink-necked Green-pigeons on a wet evening

on 8th June 2018

March 4th 2018 was a relatively hot day. The evening was cooled by intermittent showers. As soon as the shower became a light drizzle, birds appear to perch on the branches of wayside trees fronting my house.

That evening, I noticed a pair of Pink-necked Green-pigeons (Treron vernans) flying in to perch on a branch. The site was semi open and the pair was not completely shaded from the drizzle. In fact they were there to soak in the drizzle.

The pair of green-pigeons sat close together, at times they moving around the branch.

When the rain returned, heavier than before, the green-pigeons remained on the branch until the rain stopped. They were on the branch for two whole hours until the male flew off, to return a few minutes later. Then they were disturbed by the appearance of other green-pigeons.

YC Wee
4th March 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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