When one thinks of Singapore, ‘nature’ is not exactly the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, despite being a bustling city, Singapore has many green spots (like the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Pasir Ris Park, Botanic Gardens, Bukit Brown Cemetery, and several more) that provide shelter to about 400 resident and visiting bird species.
Growing up in Mumbai (India), I would marvel at my Dad’s uncanny ability to identify and imitate bird calls. I’ve inherited his love for birds and birdwatching, and it has accompanied me everywhere I’ve lived across the world, including my home for the past 5 years – Singapore.
It has been such a tremendous joy to observe and photograph some of Singapore’s avian species. This is my bird log and I will continue to update this post with new species as and when I photograph them.
Unless otherwise specified, these birds have been photographed from the comfort of my home, off the East Coast. I leave you to enjoy these beauties….
My personal favourite, the Blue-throated Bee-eater
A Coppersmith Barbet with its distinctive ‘hammer to metal’ call
A White-throated Kingfisher enjoying the rain
A Collared Kingfisher photographed in the early evening light
A Black-naped Oriole
A Yellow-vented Bulbul basking in the morning sun
A lone Eurasian Tree Sparrow
An adult Dollarbird identifiable by its orange-red bill and the bright blue coloration on its throat
A female Rose-ringed Parakeet
A pair of Red-breasted Parakeets feasting on mangoes
A Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker hard at work!
A Pied Thriller
The ubiquitous Common Pigeon
A Spotted Dove
A resting Zebra Dove
A Pink-necked Green Pigeon camouflaged amidst the foliage
A group of noisy Javan Mynas
A pair of White-bellied Sea Eagles, residing in a nearby cell tower
A female Olive-backed Sunbird photographed at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
A Little Egret waits patiently for its lunch at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
A Pacific Swallow photographed at East Coast Park
A female Common Flameback Woodpecker, photographed at East Coast Park
An Asian Glossy Starling identifiable by its bright red eyes set against metallic green-black plumage
I will be updating this page regularly. So do check back for more of Singapore’s bird species. See you soon! 🙂
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