Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike – food for juveniles

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“I saw a pair of Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrikes (Hemipus picatus intermedius) with two juveniles.


“There was clear division of fledglings between parents – adults had split up to care for the juveniles.

Adult with juvenile.

“The fledged juveniles were being fed about 500 meters apart as the human walks, but ~200 meters as a bird files (over a small knoll).

Adult with juvenile.

“Feeding episodes were largely quiet and I only heard a call once when a parent warned about my approach.

Adult with moth.

“Both adults were feeding insect prey to the juveniles. I saw largely winged insects – moths above, winged ants below…

Adult with winged ants.

…the two images below show adult with possible waspa and possible winged beetle.”

Adult with possibly wasp.
Adult with possibly beetle.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
13th June 2018

Location: 1,600-1,700m ASL, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail through primary jungle

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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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