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Close-up of a Crested Serpent-eagle

on 21st September 2021

Our neighbourhood Crested Serpent-eagle (Spilornis cheela malayensis) that we hear calling out while foraging most days around 10.30-11.30am. Today was resting almost at eye level around 9.30am (pre-feed) and allowed me some close images. One wing feather was displaced (above).

Some close-ups of face showing nictitating membrane (above) and the magnificent feet (below).

 

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

21st January 2020

 

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: fringe of primary jungle

Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone

 

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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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