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Spectacled and Yellow-eared Spiderhunters and the Common Mahang

on 19th December 2019

“Went back to the fruiting Common Mahang (Macaranga bancana) (see HERE) to see more visitors. A number of spiderhunters present today feeding on the fruit are the Spectacled Spiderhunters (Arachnothera flavigaster) (above, below). Their longer bodies and beaks allow them to reach fruit missed by the smaller Everett’s White-eyes (Zosterops everetti), flycatchers and all the sunbirds.

“There were also a few Yellow-eared Spiderhunters (Arachnothera chrysogenys) with similar long bodies and beaks… (below)”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
16th December 2019

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Broken trail in primary jungle

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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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