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Blue Rock-thrush – adult and subadult

on 11th October 2019

“Some images of the adults and subadult Blue Rock-thrush (Monticola solitarius madoci).

Blue Rock-thrush adult female.

The above image shows an adult female while that below shows an adult female feeding on Pipturus argenteus fruit, Native or Australian Mulberry).

Blue Rock-thrush, adult female feeding on Pipturus argenteus fruit.

The image below shows an adult male…

Blue Rock-thrush adult male.

…and a composite below showing the head and neck of adult female, adult male and subadult male.

Composite of head & neck of adult female, adult male and subadult male.

A subadult male Blue Rock-thrush, self-feeding on caterpillar and worms below. Still some brown feathers and a gape but has developed extensive adult male blue plumage. Note the interesting feather pattern at the lores in the close up.

Blue Rock-thrush sub adult male.

Another image of a sub-adult male below.

Blue Rock-thrush subadult male.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
4th October 2019

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Limestone hill at fringe of city

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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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