Oriental Honey-buzzard – an uncommon tweeddale morph

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An Oriental Honey Buzzard (Indomayalan) Pernis ptilorhynchus torquatus appeared in our neighbourhood very early this morning. The sun had not risen above the hills and it was still a bit dark. Very blustery morning and the crest was being blown.

It sat preening for ~15 minutes on an electrical pole and allowed the neighbours (doing their morning walk) to take hand phone camera images. From the tail pattern this is an adult male.

This is the uncommon tweeddale morph resembling a Blyth’s Hawk Eagle plumage with a prominent crest (avian mimicry). Both males and females in this morph have yellow-orange eyes and dark heads. The P. p. torquatus are resident in Peninsular Malaysia.

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
20th February 2021

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban environment
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

Green-backed Flycatcher feeding on fruits of Blue Mahang

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I had an opportunity to watch a male Green-backed Flycatcher (Ficedula elisae) foraging today. It was feeding on the fruits of the Blue Mahang or Macaranga heynei (formerly known as M. javanica), a common fruit source for migratory flycatchers but not noted in literature.

These fruits are taken mainly by fly-by snatches. At one point it appeared curious about me and flew in very close to have a look (no call playback used) – see below.

I had the impression, in some views (see above) that the throat was richer than the breast and wonder if this is part of some subtle breeding change? The composite below also shows the yellow rump seen in males.

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
15th February 2021

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Fringe of primary forest
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

Dark-necked Tailorbird (Orthotomus atrogularis atrogularis)

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It was interesting to note that this forest location has 3 different species of Tailorbirds – the Dark-necked, Ashy and Rufous-tailed.

Some views of an adult male Dark-necked Tailorbird, possibly in breeding plumage in view of the extensive dark neck. Was foraging for insect and invertebrate prey and possibly nesting from the behaviour. 

 

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
1st March 2021

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Broken primary forest with secondary growth
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

Terek sandpiper (Xenus cinereus)

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  • Terek sandpiper (Xenus cinereus) is a migrant species from Russia. It winters in the warmer South, as far as Australia.  This wader feeds on sand worms (marine polychaetes), crabs and insects. They are usually found in mixed groups of waders.

Johnny Wee was at Pasir Ris Beach, Singapore in September 2021 and documented some of the bird’s feeding activities. Sim Chip Chye was also at Pasir Ris Beach and documented a bird pulling out a really long sand worm. Sim also gave an account which is reproduced below his picture of the bird.

Terek sandpiper on its wings. Photo copright Johnny Wee.

 

Foraging. Photo copyright Johnny Wee

 

Gotcha. A yummy sand worm. Photo copyright Johnny Wee

 

Mynah birds trying to rob Terek sandpiper of sand worm. Photo copyright Johnny Wee.

 

Terek sandpiper trying to outrun robbers. Photo by Johnny Wee

 

Terek sandpiper pulling a sandworm. A long juicy lunch. Photo courtesy of Sim Chip Chye

 

The weather wasn’t favourable this morning as it was drizzling quite heavily at some places.

I had planned to visit this site in the morning to record a lifer, a Terek Sandpiper that I have never seen prior and had to change the visit to the afternoon.

Having missed it yesterday, I was fortunate to be able to see it this afternoon as I was told that it is usually a “one-day bird”

This bird breeds around the northern Siberia in the taiga and a few choose to migrate south to the tropics with individual vagrant recorded every few years!

The bird is in a feeding frenzy and was observed to be moving about frantically in search for food. A flock of Mynahs were waiting for an easy meal when it took a Sand Worm and it was seen dashing about rather skilfully to avoid its prey being snatched. Another behaviour seen was that it would rinse the Sand Worm before eating it.

Recorded at the Beach of Pasir Ris Park on 2 September 2021 @ 1458 hrs

 

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. 

Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker – diet

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Was on a dark trail when I saw this single Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker (Prionochilus maculatus) feeding on the fruit of Cluster Fig (Ficus racemose).

In the past I have observed Yellow-breasted Flowerpeckers feeding on:

Ficus Benjamina fig
Ficus villosa fig
Melastoma malabathricum Straits rhododendron, fruit
Clidemia hirta Hairy Clidemia, fruit

I have also seen them inspecting the underside of leaves for animal prey – possibly spiders, larvae or caterpillars

Once I encountered a bird as part of a lowland mixed foraging party (bird wave).

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
4th March 2021

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Primary forest
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

Leucistic mynah

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Javan Mynah (Acridotheres javanicus)

The Javan Mynah is the most common mynah in Singapore.  It has displaced the local brown Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis) which is infrequently sighted nowadays.

 

Leucistic mynah. Photo credit Dave Koh

 

Albinism

Albinism is a congenital disorder characterized in humans by the complete or partial absence of melanin pigments in the skin, hairs and eyes. This is due to the absence or defect in Tyrosinase, a copper containing enzyme, involved in the production of melanin pigments. Albinism results from inheritance of recessive gene alleles and is known to affect all vertebrates.

Leucism is an abnormal condition of reduced pigmentation affecting various animals (such as birds, mammals, and reptiles) that is marked by overall pale color or patches of reduced coloring and is caused by a genetic mutation which inhibits melanin and other pigments from being deposited in feathers, hair, or skin.

Hence the difference is in the eyes:

 

White bird with pink eyes = Albino

White bird with black eyes = Leucistic

 

But a leucistic bird with blackish/blue/yellow colored eyes may still be an albino.

There are two principal types of albinism: oculocutaneous affecting the eyes, skin and hair, and ocular, affecting the eyes only.

Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) is caused by mutations in several genes that control the synthesis of melanin within the melanocytes. Seven sub-types (type 1 to 7) of oculocutaneous albinism have been described. Oculocutaneous albinism is also found in non-human animals.

Type I oculocutaneous albinism (OCA1a) (a complete absence of melanin) is the form most commonly recognized as ‘albino’ as this results in the completely white skin, hair/fur/feathers, and pink pupils. However, this has led many to assume that all albinos are pure white with pink pupils, which is not the case.

OCA type 2, the most common type of albinism is caused by mutation of the P gene. Read more about P gene mutations in humans. They generally have more pigment and better vision than those with OCA1, but cannot tan like some with OCA1b. A little pigment can develop in freckles or moles. People with OCA2 usually have fair skin, but are often not as pale as OCA1. They have pale blonde to golden, strawberry blonde, or even brown hair, and most commonly blue eyes. Affected people of African descent usually have a different phenotype (appearance): yellow hair, pale skin, and blue, gray or hazel eyes.

According to the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation, “With ocular albinism, the color of the iris of the eye may vary from blue to green or even brown, and sometimes darkens with age. Read more about partial pigmentation in unusual plumage colour.

Photo credit YC Wee

 

The Gray Horse ( looks leucistic but not leucistic)

A Gray horse looks completely white with black eyes and nuzzle.

A gray horse (or grey horse) has a coat color characterized by progressive depigmentation of the colored hairs of the coat. Most gray horses have life-long black skin and dark eyes. The gray gene does not affect skin or eye color.      A gray foal may be born any color. However, bay, chestnut, or black base colors are most often seen. As the horse matures, it “grays out” as white hairs begin to replace the base or birth color. Graying can occur at different rates—very quickly on one horse and very slowly on another. As adults, most gray horses eventually become completely pure white.

Hence, by pure observation, an adult Gray horse with a full coat of pure white fur and black eyes should be qualified to be called a Leucistic horse. But it doesn’t because it has black skin (although fully hidden) and it has no problem with producing ample amount of melanin for its skin.

Biological pigments

Birds also have other biological pigments besides melanin, like pterins (yellow), carotenoids (food-derived pigments) (yellow, orange, red), psittacofulvins (in parrots) (yellow, red), vitamin A and porphyrins. These create color by absorbing light of certain wavelength and reflecting others.

Structural color pigments

Birds also have structural colors. These colors are produced by 2 types of colorless pigments.

Type 1: crystalline purine granules in leucophores (white color)

Type 2: parallel sheets of guanine crystals in Iridophores  (iridescence color).

Thus even a truly albino bird may not be completely white.

In conclusion, when you use the term Albino or Leucistic, it is a minefield out there. Maybe it is better to use the simple term “White” bird.

As a footnote, what we humans see as a white bird may not be white to other birds.

Birds have tetra chromatic vision, which means that they have four types of cone cells (humans have only three types) in their retinas. In addition they have transparent oil droplet filters in front of their cone cells which further refine their spectral sensitivities. This may allow birds to see in the UV and infrared range.

 

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You can watch the video below by Jeremiah Loei (BICA) about a partially leucistic Javan Mynah .

 

Additional photos of leucism in crows and kingfishers can be found in these articles: leucism in crows , tale of an albino crow and albino kingfisher chick.

 

Article by K~LW

 

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.

Featured image of Leucistic Javan Mynah was taken in Bukit Batok street 21 on 20 August 2021 by Desmond Yap.

Male Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker

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Male Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker

(Dendrocopos moluccensis)

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It is also known as Brown-capped Woodpecker. It is one of the smallest woodpeckers but is very successful in Singapore. Originating from the mangrove areas it has spread inland and is now found almost everywhere, even amongst trees lining busy main roads. However it is not easily seen as it is small and well camouflaged against the brown tree trunks and branches where it forages.

On first look, it is a small bird (about 12cm), mostly brown covered with irregular rows of white spots and bars. The male has a brown cap stretching from forehead to hind neck. The white face is crossed by two dark brown bands. The first one is the broad eye stripe that extends backwards to the ear coverts and which then turns downwards along the side of the neck. The second thinner band is the sub-moustachial stripe, also extending down the side of neck.

The male also has a small, short red streak along the edge of the hind-crown. This tiny red fleck is virtually impossible to see in the field. It is most probably hidden by overlying feathers. I was quite lucky to be able to see it (on 2nd March 2016 at Serangoon Garden, Singapore) because it was high up in a leafless tree when constant strong wind blew up its crown feathers, revealing the red streak beneath. Without the red streak, it would be difficult to tell the sexes apart. I have not seen the red streak on the many other pygmy woodpeckers sighted in the area.

I wonder whether the male is able to erect its crown feathers to expose its red patch during courtship dance. Current birders can make it a point to look out for it and document it. I will be very happy to continue the story with your help.

 

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Article and photos by Wong Kais

Crested Goshawk

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This female Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus indicus) attacked a pair of Thick-billed Green-Pigeon (Treron curvirostra) that were in courtship but failed to snag any.

 

It then attempted to use this bare tree as a vantage point but was harassed by a Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos macrorhynchos). The Crow did many fly-by to hassle the Goshawk until it left. The handheld video (using a branch as support) shows the Goshawk being unsettled; not able to see the Crow overhead: https://youtu.be/hJvNAGzx_MM

 

 

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

1st March 2021

 

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Broken primary forest with secondary growth

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

Amorous olive-backed sunbird displays orange coloured pectoral tufts

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Olive-backed sunbird (Cynnyris jugularis)

This male olive-backed sunbird was seen vocalising and displaying his pectoral tufts in our garden in Singapore. The female was no where within our sight.  The energetic display and loud calls induced us to bring out our camera but we only managed a short clip as the male flew off.  Read this account of olive-backed sunbird courtship dance by YC Wee.

 

Teo Lee Wei & K

Singapore.

 

Video was taken in 2013

 

Lesser vs. Greater Green Leafbirds

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I have been seeing a number of leafbirds recently. A composite image below shows the difference between the Lesser Green Leafbird (Chloropsis cyanopogon) and the Greater Green Leafbird (Chloropsis sonnerati zosterops) for males and females.

Note in Greater Green Leafbirds the heavier, hooked bill; the black eye mask that extends above the eye and in females the clear yellow eye ring and yellow throat.

 

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

21st February 2021

 

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Primary forest

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

26 Responses

  1. kris

    I just found a young dollarbird in the garden.. It seems to have left the nest too early and cannot fly yet. How am i to keep and feed it for a few days untill it can fly.???

  2. Iwan

    We have a small pond in our garden surrounded by trees and steep bedrock. The other day we saw a heron flying over and attempting to land – I guess to try to eat our small stock of fish. We managed to frighten it away before it landed, and have since installed trip wires around the pond in order to dissuade the bird. The amount of shelter around the pond means that a heron would have to land practically vertically. Does anyone know whether these birds have the agility to hover and land in this way, or do they always need a “glidepath” in order to land successfully?

  3. Khng Eu Meng

    Today, at the former Bidadari Cemetery, there was a buzz about a sighting of a Grey Nightjar (Caprimulgus jotaka). I heard some birders say this nightjar isn’t commonly seen in Singapore. After some hunting, we spotted it asleep on a tree branch, some 15 m above ground. This was rather interesting as my previous encounters with nightjars have been on either terra firma or on low branches.

    Is this perching so high up the tree normal or is it unusual? I have posted a photo of it on my Facebook Timeline: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151125012234135&set=a.108191464134.96538.617499134&type=1&theater

  4. Jess

    Bird Sanctuary At Former Bidadari Cementry

    1)Which is the best spot in Bidadari cemetery for bird watch?

    2)Where this bird usually resident at?

    3)What are some of the rare bird species that can be found at Bidadari?

    4)Where is the particular hot spot for the hornbills, eagles, kingfishers and some of the rare migratory bird?

    5)Which part of Bidadari are richest in it wildlife?

    6)Can you name me the 59 migratory bird species found?

  5. YC

    Why not search the website using the word ‘Bidadari’ to obtain the information you need. There should be sufficient info in past postings to satisfy you.

  6. Firdaus Razak

    Hai, I just want to ask did anybody had an experience bring bird from oversea via MasKargo? Did the bird will stress at high altitude?

  7. Chung Wah

    Hi, I am new to bird photography! Could anyone advise a good pair of binoculars to get for this hobby?

  8. Geam Liang

    I ‘acquired’ a female Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot 5 days ago – was in a public place when the bird flew overhead hit the wall and dropped right in front of me dazed. I picked it up, it appeared unhurt but could not sustain it’s flight. I have since constructed a fairly large ‘cage’ for it, about 4ft x 2fx x 2ft and placed it there last night. I temporarily placed her in a normal bird cage until I had completed the build.
    From what I have read up, it’s a fruit, seed and insect feeder and also nectar, flower buds. It’s doing as well as it can on bananas, papaya, jack-fruit (didn’t touch the grape) and seeds (black and white sunflower and other smaller ones). It loves to bathe so I’ve gotten it a tray and from what I read it’s important to keep things clean as it easily succumbs to infection.
    Does anyone else have any useful experience and sharing on it’s upkeep? I suspect this bird is an escapee – as far as I can read up, it’s not common, if at all, found in Georgetown, Penang where I am. I’m also not optimistic that it can survive if I were to set it free – assuming it can sustain it’s flight and not go crashing down and if there were dogs/cats around that would be the end of it.
    I can attach some pictures but not sure how to do this…
    thanks.

  9. Lee Chiu San

    The blue-crowned hanging parrot, even though very closely related to the lovebirds, is a nectar feeder. You would raise it the way you raise a lorikeet – which is a messy process. And because you are mixing batches of food for just one little bird, whereas I used to do it for about half a dozen pigeon-sized lorikeets each morning, I don’t know how you are going to get the portions down to manageable sizes. Anyway, here goes, with my recipe for feeding big lories. You can adjust the proportions down accordingly for your little bird.

    The staple diet would be a couple of slices of soft fruit (papaya, apple, grapes, even though I am surprised that you said the bird would not eat any) and a mixture of cooked rice sweetened with nectar mix.

    How to make nectar mix? Go to a pharmacy and get a can of food for invalids or infants. I use Complan, but I am sure any good baby formula would do. I usually make up enough to fill a beer mug, but there is no way you need that amount for a day’s feeding. If in doubt, make the mixture thinner, not thicker. Birds cannot digest baby formula that is too thick. If it is too thin, they simply have to consume more to get the required amount of energy. Then to this mug, add half a teaspoonful of rose syrup. Also stir in about a cup of cooked rice, well mashed up.

    In the case of your bird, I suggest that you pour this lot into an ice-cube tray, freeze the mixture, and defrost one cube to feed it each day.

    Now, you said that this bird eats sunflower seeds. This is most unusual for a blue-crowned hanging parrot. Are you sure that this is actually the species you have? Could it be possible that you have actually got a pet lovebird that escaped? There are so many different artificially-created breeds of lovebirds in so many colours that you might have been mistaken.

    If you actually have a lovebird, feeding is much simpler. Just go to the nearest pet shop, buy a packet of budgerigar or cockatiel seed of a reputable international brand, and offer it to the bird. You can supplement this with a couple of slices of fruit each day, and that will be all. Plus of course fresh water and a piece of cuttlefish bone to nibble on.

  10. Lee Chiu San

    About nectar feeding birds. I forgot to add that feeding nectar is messy, and it goes rancid very quickly in our tropical weather. Feeding containers have to be removed and thoroughly cleaned at the end of each day. The birds also splatter the mixture and wipe their beaks on perches and the bars of the cage. All my lories and lorikeets used to be housed in outdoor aviaries which were hosed down daily.

    If Geam Liang does not think the bird will survive if released, I really hope that it is a case of mistaken identity, and that you have a lovebird, rather than a blue-crowned hanging parrot. In our part of the world, all available lovebirds are domestically bred, take to captivity readily, and are easy to feed with commercially available seed mixtures. Yes, and being domestic pets, they would not survive if released.

  11. Geam Liang

    Thank you Chiu San for your inputs. Thus far, bananas and papayas work well. I’m not sure why it did not take to grapes – will try again. Am I supposed to peel it? I didn’t the last time, basically skewered a couple of grapes to a satay stick and positioned it as I did for the sliced and skinned papaya and peeled bananas.
    I have yet to try rice and certainly not nectar but will try out your concoction – have half a mind to go to a pet shop to see if they carry nectar for birds. The ice-cube freeze method is a good one, will try that. I might be mistaken on the sunflower seeds… not touched but it did eat the much smaller roundish, mixed colored seeds. Will remove the sunflower seeds.
    I’m sure it’s a female blue crowned hanging parrot.. it sleeps like a bat every night.

  12. Lee Chiu San

    When feeding local birds which are unfamiliar with imported fruits such as grapes, it helps to split the fruits to expose the edible parts. As to your remark that the bird sleeps hanging upside down like a bat, yes, that is the way blue-crowned hanging parrots sleep.

  13. Geam Liang

    Thanks… I need to think like a bird – yup. She has probably not seen a grape much less know that it’s edible, unless the previous owner has fed her with grapes… even then… Today she’s done pretty well making the most of the banana and all of the papaya plus quite a bit of seeds. Will try the baby food + mashed rise + rose syrup.
    Will regular honey do instead of rose syrup?
    Thanks.

  14. Lee Chiu San

    About making nectar to feed birds. Most aviculturalists do not use honey for two reasons: 1. It is expensive and does not seem to give any added benefits. 2. Honey is made by bees, and the composition varies wildly. Some honeys are also known to cause fungal infection in birds.

    If you do not want to buy a huge bottle of rose syrup just for one tiny bird, there are cheaper alternatives. The first is plain table sugar, though most don’t seem to like it very much.

    What many birds will accept quite readily as a sweetener is condensed milk – the type with sugar that coffee shop owners use.

    Many, many birds have a sweet tooth (or should I say sweet beak?) Besides the usual suspects of lories, lorikeets, sunbirds and hummingbirds, for whom it is an essential part of the diet, nectar mixture is readily consumed by mynahs, leafbirds, fairy bluebirds, barbets, doves, parrots of all kinds, and a whole host of other species.

  15. Geam Liang

    I tried the condensed mild, placed in in a small bottle cap.. only the ants showed interest. Am I supposed to dilute it? I didn’t =( I took you advice and refrained from honey. Have yet to find Rose Syrup from the shelves of TESCO… will try to mix the baby food + mashed rise + rose syrup/sugar syrup this week…

  16. David Thackray

    Can anyone help me identify a bird I saw in Singapore last week. Size of a smakll dove or thrush. Dark metallic back. Grey breast with red throat, chest.

  17. Emily Koh

    Lately I bought a bird feeder which I fill with 4parts water n 1 part white sugar. Sunbirds come regularly to drink and they are really lovely to watch. May I know if it is bad for them to feed on this? Previously they would sometimes pierce and drink from my potted flowers

  18. Emily Koh

    Lately I bought a bird feeder which I fill with 4parts water n 1 part white sugar. Sunbirds come regularly to drink and they are really lovely to watch. May I know if it is bad for them to feed on this? Previously they would sometimes pierce and drink from my potted flowers.

  19. Mahadevi Bhuti

    One of best souce for the bird watcher’s enjoying knowledge about ornithology

  20. Martin Nyffeler (PhD)

    Dear Sir / Dear Madame,

    I am a Senior Lecturer in Zoology at a University in Switzerland and I urgently need to get in touch with photographer Chan Yoke Meng, who takes beautiful photographs of birds near Singapore. Would you please mail me the email address of this photographer!

    Thanks,
    Martin

  21. Wee Ming

    Hello Besgroup,

    Trust this email finds you well. We chance upon your photograph on your website and found the amazing image of the Laced Woodpecker and durians. We would like to explore the possibility of getting permission to use them for a new Bird Park in Singapore.

    Spacelogic is a company based in Singapore and we have been contracted by Mandai Park Development to carry out design and build works relating to the exhibition interpretive displays in this new Bird Park.

    Some background of the new Mandai Bird Park project; it will build upon the legacy of the Jurong Bird Park – https://www.wrs.com.sg/en/jurong-bird-park.html by retaining and building upon a world-reference bird collection and creating a place of colour and joy for all visitors. The new Bird Park will have a world-reference ornithological collection displayed in a highly immersive way with large walk-through habitats. To enhance visitors’ experience with storyline and narrative of the bird park, transition spaces are added to display exhibits that provide a varied type of fun, intuitive, interactive and educational experiences for all visitors. One of the habitats features the Laced Woodpecker on a flora panel It is in this flora panel that we are seeking your permission to feature the Laced Woodpecker. We are looking to use the first image on the link here.
    Link can be found here: https://besgroup.org/2012/06/28/laced-woodpecker-and-durians/

    We would like to ask if this is something that we can explore further and if yes, how can we go about with putting through a formal permission request. Thank you so much for considering our request and we look forward to hearing from you.

    Warmest Regards,
    Wee Ming
    SPACElogic Pte Ltd

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