The 2006 Gotong Royong Bird Race: The results

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Hi Everyone, Just a follow-up note to say that the post-bird race gathering was held last night and everything was made official through the announcement of results by the Arbitrator. The gathering was a low-key affair in comparison to previous … Continued

Black-naped Tern’s first flight

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“The Black-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana) nests in a shallow depression on the rocky surface of small outcrops. Generally, two eggs are laid and incubated by both parents. Soon after hatching, the chicks wander off from the exposed nest to seek … Continued

Tanimbar Corella and Yellow-crested Cockatoo

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If you are at Changi Village and hear loud screeching, look around you, especially at the many tall angsana (Pterocarpus indicus) trees along the road. These are the Tanimbar Corella (Cacatua goffini) (above), also known as Tanimbar Cockatoo. There are … Continued

Orange-bellied Flowerpecker feeding

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K.C. Tsang was out birding in early May 2006 when he had a chance encounter with a family of Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonestigma): “It is very seldom that one is able to get a family picture of the Orange-bellied Flowerpecker … Continued

Anting by an albino Javan Myna

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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?

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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

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