Great Spotted Woodpecker – Hokkaidō

on 4th July 2019

“A common woodpecker that we saw in East Hokkaidō a number of times (below).

“The Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major japonicus) is said to be ‘blacker above, has less white on scapulars, more white on flight-feathers’ (HBW 2019).

“Some of the birds we saw were actively nesting and the images above and below show an adult male with foraging material – mainly worms/larvae and flying insects.

“Below shows a male foraging at dead tree stump for larvae.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
8th June 2019

Location: Nemuro, East Hokkaidō, Japan

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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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