Common Redshank bathing and preening

on 3rd May 2019

“Waders are warmly welcome whenever they winter within our wonderful wetlands. These include the Common Redshank (Tringa totanus). After an exhausting flight, a dip in the shallows is most refreshing (below).

RedshankC [LeongTziMing]

“Upon completion of its bath, it flaps its wings with delight (below).

RedshankC [LeongTziMing]

“A video clip of this bathing beauty may be previewed here:

“Immediately after, much time is spent in the elaborate ritual of preening itself (3 images below).

RedshankC [LeongTziMing]
RedshankC [LeongTziMing]
RedshankC [LeongTziMing]

“A video clip of this behaviour may be previewed here:”

Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
26th April 2019

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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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