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Red Junglefowl chicks jump across drain…

on 25th October 2019
Video grab.

MeiLin Khoo’s October 2019 video shows how an adult female Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) jumps over a wide drain thus encouraging her three chicks to follow suit.

This led Jeremiah Loei to comment: “So life skills are parental taught in the animal kingdom?”

Video grab.

YC Wee responded: “The recently fledged chick sticks to the adults for a certain number of days during which the former is taught how to find food, how to recognise and avoid predators, etc. This is why you should not pick up a helpless looking chick that crashed to the ground during its first flight and bring it home to care LINK. We are not able to teach the “rescued” chick “life skills” and when it is ready to fly off, it becomes easy target for predators.

For more of the Red Junglefowl’s fledging moments, see HERE and HERE.

MeiLin Khoo (video), Jeremiah Loei & YC Wee (comment)
Singapore
20th October 2019

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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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