Lesser Adjutant foraging

on 9th December 2018

“I managed to get out for 1.5 hours and caught a Grab car to the coat (Grab Bird Watching I call it). The driver was local and took me to his childhood village as I had asked to be taken to mud flats.

“Despite the presence of sightseers (it was a public holiday) I managed to spot 4 Lesser Adjutants (Leptoptilos javanicus) feeding at once small location; argues well for a species that is vulnerable.

“They would forage by probing with the proximal one third of the beak into the mud and took what looked like a clam, a soft cylindrical invertebrate and other worm-like creatures. They would toss them up and back to feed.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
31st August 2018

Location: Batu Pahat, Johore, Malaysia
Habitat: Mud flats on the coast

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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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