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36: Malaysian Pied Fantail, Eastwood vicinity

 

One of my favourite species around our home. It sings almost every morning as it hops from tree to tree. 

 

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I was twiddling my fingers wondering if I was too lazy and didn't want to put pressure on myself or the OH to compile a BY for ST. Besides, it looks like we will be stuck on this tiny island country f

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37. Oriental Pied Hornbill, Changi Business Park

 

A large family of the hornbills is also reliably seen in Pasir Ris Park 

 

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38. Grey Nightjar, Baker Street

 

A migrant that likes to roost up high in the trees. 

We spent the first day of Lunar New Year, after a compulsory visit to father-in-law, visiting a mini goose, and watching the banded woodpeckers, the nightjar and a male buffy fish owl digging out a frog from its pantry to feed, and then taking the frog to its mate in the nest where there is a very young chick. we didn't get to see the chick as the nest is on a massive birds' nest fern in the treetops. 

 

It was a very fruitful morning. :)

 

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39. Common Myna, Changi Business Park

 

This is a native species that is unfortunately being displaced by the invasive javan mynas. The javan mynas are common in my neighbourhood but for some reason, we were chasing photos of the common myna than the javan myna. I'm sure we'll get to it one day....

 

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40. Barred Eagle-Owl, Rifle Range Link

 

when we heard the owl was perched on a tree, visible along a trail in the nature reserve, we knew we had to go. The resident barred eagle owl is not easily or frequently seen - we only get a chance once a year at another park where it emerges when there are juveniles to be fed. 

This is identified as a female and it was very curious about us all. in fact as i walked along the trail, she craned her neck downwards to look at me. 

My favourite resident owl.

 

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41: Oriental Magpie Robin, Changi Business Park

 

A large family of this songbird along the canal. and they don't seem to be nervous about the presence of two-legged creatures. They have beautiful songs 

 

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42. White Wagtail, Pelton canal in Aljunied housing estate

 

There are three sub-species of the white wagtail that migrates to our shores. The most uncommon is the Lugens, a first winter male which we searched for and found in the wide canal in the Aljunied estate - where my parents used to live at.

 

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43. Javan Munia, Telok Blangah Hill

 

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44. White-rumped Munia, Telok Blangah Hill

 

A very rare resident that likes to hang out with its similar-looking cousins Javan Munias. 

 

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xelas

With that weather and those birds, living in Singapore must be a joy! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

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Soukous

the Barred Eagle Owl is wonderful

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2 hours ago, xelas said:

With that weather and those birds, living in Singapore must be a joy! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

 

and don't forget the food either!! 

 

Yes, not a bad place to live is it.

 

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Zim Girl

Absolutely love the Barred Eagle Owl!

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Galana

My favourite is the Woodpecker and chick being fed. Classic shot.

Not that the rest are not extremely worthy.

Warm climate, Singapore Noodles and birds like this. What is not to like.

Belated Kung Hoi Fat Choi! What's a week among friends?

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Peter Connan

Wonderful birds ane photos!

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KiwiGran

Awesome photos, really enjoying seeing all the different birds. Your pied fantail is so like ours here in NZ. Loved the Eagle owl.

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11 hours ago, Galana said:

 

Warm climate, Singapore Noodles and birds like this. What is not to like.

Belated Kung Hoi Fat Choi! What's a week among friends?

 

@Galana Thank you for the lunar new year greetings. The festivities go on for 2 weeks! traditionally, that was to allow relatives from different towns/village to visit each other; these days we take the excuse to eat more new year cookies and food. :D

 

All of you will be welcome - we'll be happy to be the safari pals on our little island. 

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5 hours ago, KiwiGran said:

Awesome photos, really enjoying seeing all the different birds. Your pied fantail is so like ours here in NZ. Loved the Eagle owl.

 

 

i did  a search of the New Zealand Fantail - it looks very similar to our pied fantail and to Australia's Grey Fantail. I had to look carefully to see the small differences - the NZ and Oz fantails have rufous belly while the pied fantail has a thick black band across the chest; the supercilium is thin and goes beyond the eye for the pied while it stops at the eye for the Oz and NZ fantails although the Oz fantail has a white ear covert. Thanks to you, i've learned new things. Fascinating at how these little differences give rise to different species - and how they evolved differently on various regions!

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13 hours ago, Dave Williams said:

 

and don't forget the food either!! 

 

Yes, not a bad place to live is it.

 

 

 

bird during the day, a cold Tiger (beer) during lunch, and a well-earned dinner of satay and beer again!

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Thanks @Kitsafari for the interesting info on the fantails, I have so much to learn about birds!

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1 minute ago, KiwiGran said:

 I have so much to learn about birds!

 

Me too!

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45. Cattle Egret, Thomson area

 

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46. Little Egret, Changi Business Park

 

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47. Intermediate Egret, Marina East Drive

 

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