One of the best place to photograph birds is the Jelutong Tower, sited in Sime Forest within the MacRitchie Reservoir forest.
Jeremiah Loei, who produced the video below some years back, has this to say: “Jelutong Towers-MacRitchie Singapore is truly a place of Biodiversity!
“You can find Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis), Chestnut-bellied Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus sumatranus), Jambu Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus jambu), etc. Some of the bird species are evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.”
In addition to the above, the following can also be sighted: Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica), Golden-fronted Leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons), Greater Green Leafbird (Chloropsis sonnerati), Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis), Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja), Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma), Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) and Thick-billed Spiderhunter (Arachnothera crassirostris) – see HERE.
27th January 2017
This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.