Down memory lane: Anting

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Anting is a common behavior among passerine birds. These birds allow ants to crawl around their plumage to reach the skin (above, below) or actively crush ants and place them on their feathers. The purpose is to encourage the ants … Continued

BESG 2016: The year in review

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For the year 2016, we managed to maintain our record of posting one article a day. Birds remained our main focus, with 70% of postings on bird behavior. Of these, contributor Ang Siew Siew made a most interesting documentation of … Continued

BESG hits 10 million visitors

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I am not sure whether anyone noticed that the overall visits to the Bird Ecology Study Group website clocked 10 million on 4th September 2016 – 10,001,044 to be exact (left). Yes, we had more than 10 million visitors visiting … Continued

BESG 2015: The year in review

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Another year is coming to an end and time to reflect on what we have been doing during the past 12 months. In 2015 we managed a total of 365 postings. For this we thank contributors who submitted their observations … Continued

Milestone: June 2006, anting

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Exactly 27 years ago, in April 1988 to be exact, a young nature enthusiasts by the name of Kelvin Lim (now with the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum), came across a Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) picking up kerengga ants … Continued

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