More on Lesser Mousedeer sighting

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“For the record, I spotted the lone Lesser Mousedeer (Tragulus kanchil) as reported by Art Toh one hour earlier – at 4pm on 19th May 2019. This information is to give readers a better idea that these mousedeers are active during early morning and late afternoon, sometime even at night LINK.

“My first sighting of a pair at the same locality was on 3rd February 2019 at 12:50pm, which was a pleasant surprise to me, as I’ve always expected to bump into them (only) at dawn and dusk. (Just wondering if there were previous sightings at noon time?) At both sightings, they were not noticed to be feeding. Rather, the pair I met seemed to be having a playtime or courtship session (both were galloping towards me).

Ong Ei Leen
Singapore
26th May 2019

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behaviour through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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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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