Oriental Pied Hornbill: Guava

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In early May 2007 an Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) visited Johnny Wee’s garden to raid his guava tree (Psidium guajava). The visit came one afternoon, after a prolonged period of a few days of rain. He was alerted to … Continued

Oriental Pied Hornbills in urban Singapore

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On 31st May 2912, Dawn Kua spotted an Oriental Pied Hornbill at Singapore’s Braddell Road (above). “I’m very new to birdwatching in Singapore… and so I wasn’t sure if sightings were of interest to the BESGroup. From what I’ve read … Continued

Plant-Bird Relationship (Version 3.0)

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Nearly 400 species of plants are listed under algae, lichens, bryophytes (mosses and liverworts) ferns, non-seed (Gymnosperms) and seed (Angiosperms) plants in this order. Seed plants are further listed under Dicotyledons (two seed-leaves) and Monocotyledons (one seed-leaf). Except for algae, … Continued

Birds and rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) fruits

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During the 2015 Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) season, Johnny Wee documented five new species of birds feeding on the fruits in his garden: 1. Blue-crowned Hanging-parrot (Loriculus galgulus) (top, above). This has earlier been reported by Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS in … Continued

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