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White-cheeked Starling – overstayed?

on 24th August 2019

“I saw two White-cheeked Starlings (Spodiopsar cineraceus) in June this year in Macao.

“References suggest that White-cheeked Starlings are only winter visitors to Macao and leave by April.

“These birds have probably overstayed, unless the territory is extending. Male shown in the image above.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
27th June 2019

Location: Macao Special Administrative Region, China

References
1. Mark Brazil. Birds of Japan. Helm Field Guides 2018.
2. Craig, A. & Feare, C. (2019). White-cheeked Starling (Spodiopsar cineraceus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

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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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