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YC Wee
on 18th September 2018

“Rows of matured, evergreen trees stand erect on an open landed property. Canopy entwined, they block morning sunshine, leaving ground level dark, damp and a bit spooky. Together with two, […]

YC Wee
on 15th July 2018

On the evening of 7th July 2018, GaoJian LiuJia witnessed a confrontation between a Banded Woodpecker (Chrysophlegma miniaceum) and a Red-crowned Barbet (Megalaima rafflesii) at Wallace Education Centre, Dairy Farm […]

YC Wee
on 1st June 2016

“One of many that were feeding on oil palm fruit (Elaeis guineensis) was Brown Barbet (Caloramphus fuliginosus tertius). “There has been a recent split for the Brown Barbet into two […]

YC Wee
on 7th December 2015

It was around 1600 hours in the evening of 12th August 2015. The sky was overcast and it was drizzling lightly. I was keeping watch on the bunch of ripening […]

YC Wee
on 13th September 2015

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS was at the Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia on 19th July 2015 The habitat, a trail along primary jungle, alongside a stream. Giant Mahang […]

YC Wee
on 18th June 2014

An earlier post documented the nesting of the Gold-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon laeta) nesting in a cavity found in the dead branch of a Durian Tree (Durio zibethinus) LINK. Dato’ […]

YC Wee
on 16th April 2014

“Gold-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon laeta) nesting. The nest was located at the fringe of primary forest in a Durian Tree (Durio zibethinus) (above). It was excavated 7-8 meters in the […]

YC Wee
on 3rd June 2013

“The law of nature has it that all living things eat to live and be productive… hopefully. Birds too eat to live by foraging and preparing themselves for reproduction – […]

YC Wee
on 29th May 2013

“Remember the Chinese Master ‘Kung Fu’ movie series where his pupil-Grasshopper would listen intently to his instructions? “On one occasion, the Master noticed his pupil was kind of distracted over […]

YC Wee
on 23rd May 2013

The first part of this series can be found HERE and the second HERE. “What sets Brown Barbets (Calorhamphus fuliginosus) in the genera of Barbets (Megalaiminae) apart from their cousins […]

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