Anting by an albino Javan Myna

posted in: Feathers-maintenance | 1

We have earlier reported on anting by Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus), Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) and also by Blue-crowned Hanging Parrots (Loriculus galgulus). In May 2006 Angie Ng observed a Javan Myna anting at the carpark of the Singapore Botanic … Continued

Landing a Brahminy Kite in the Andaman

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Stephen Lau and his fishing buddies were in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands some four years ago. This is a great fishing safari destination and they were there to fish. But instead of the large sea water fish, they landed … Continued

Do birds have teeth?

posted in: Morphology-Develop. | 2

Do birds have teeth? A few species may look as if they do. But these are actually tooth-like notches on their mandibles. And they are also not used to chew food. However, a developing chick inside the egg may have … Continued

An Oriental Pied Hornbill eating a bee

posted in: Hornbills | 2

On 16th July 2006 at about 10 am, Yeo Seng Beng was pleasantly surprised to see three Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) around the Binjai Park area. The three birds, two adults and a smaller juvenile, were slowly moving together … Continued

Illegal mist-netting of birds

posted in: Illegal-Irresponsible | 3

On 2nd Sep 2006 Tang Hung Bun wrote: “This morning my friends and I were shocked to see a poachers’ net (18m by 3m) in the Kranji ar%a. There were five Baya Weavers (Ploceus philippinus) caught in it. My friends … Continued

Arrival of the Asian Paradise-flycatcher

posted in: Migration-Migrants | 7

Asian Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi), also known as the Common Paradise Flycatcher, is a migratory bird wintering in tropical Asia. It began to arrive in Singapore around late September and early October and this was the time Meng and Melinda Chan … Continued

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