Online Talk: Cockatoos of Singapore

Date : 25 Jan 2022
Time : 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Location : Online, Zoom

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

Introduced urban populations of threatened species may play a role in the conservation of species, this makes it important to understand the factors that may influence survival of such populations. The critically endangered Yellow-crested Cockatoo has become established in Hong Kong and Singapore; while the Hong Kong population has grown steadily over time, the Singapore population remains small. We believe factors such as nest hole competition and associated antagonistic interactions (with native and other non-native spp) may play a role. Our study observed differences in nest hole competition and interactions between the two cities that may at least partially explain the different patterns of population growth. Join Jessica Lee of Wildlife Reserves Singapore/Mandai Nature and Astrid Andersson from the University of Hong Kong as they share their insightful study.

To attend the talk, register at:

- Zoom details will be emailed on Mon, 24 Jan
- The talk is free-of-charge
- Everybody is welcomed
- The talk will not be recorded

Closing Date
Mon, 24 Jan '22

Speakers' Biography
Dr Astrid Andersson
Astrid is a Postdoc Researcher at the University of Hong Kong using genetic tools to identify the source of an introduced, traded, and critically endangered cockatoo population in Hong Kong. Her PhD was on conservation of ex-situ Yellow-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea) populations, and involved two field seasons in Singapore observing the introduced parrot populations and competition for nesting cavities.

Dr Jessica Lee
Jessica is an ornithologist with a psittacine and paraveterinary background and coordinates and collaborates on parrot conservation initiatives with local and regional conservation partners across Southeast Asia. She currently heads the Avian Species Programmes & Partnerships under Mandai Nature, and is working together with Astrid on the Yellow-crested Cockatoo Project.

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