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White peacock and a normal peahen foraging

on 28th August 2019

“Found this pair of white female and a normal male Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) foraging at 0800 hours on 25th August 2019 during my morning run to Sentosa” reported Ong Ei Leen (above, below).

“This is my 2nd encounter with a white peacock at Sentosa. The first sighting was in July 2018.

“Shot and video-ed with a camera (above) and a camera phone (below).”

The population of these Indian Peafowls on Sentosa is thriving LINK. The genetic condition of these rather uncommon white peafowls is actually leucism rather than albinism LINK.

Ong Ei Leen
Singapore
27th August 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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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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