A celebration of birds

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Today is Blog Action Day. All bloggers have been encouraged to set aside this day to write something on a specific theme: Environment.

BESG is celebrating Blog Action Day with a montage showcasing some of the birds that can be seen in a typical urban area – a downtown mini park, the planted areas around a cluster of high-rise apartment blocks, your very own private little garden or the garden around your condominium.


Singapore’s urban areas are alive with birds and wildlife. Numerous species of birds have made such areas their homes, filling the air with their melodious calls and brightening the greenery with their colourful plumage.

The presence of birds in urban Singapore does not just happen. It is the direct result of more than five decades of continuous tree planting along roads, followed by landscaping the spaces between trees and most open areas.

In fact, we are a virtual Garden City, fast becoming a City within a Garden.

Now how many species can you identify from the above montage?

YC Wee
October 2007
(Images courtesy of Johnny Wee, Chan Yoke Meng, KC Tsang and YC Wee)

4 Responses

  1. Anon

    Hello! I enjoyed your beautiful photographs and post of a Singaporian Garden City soon to be City within a Garden! I’m from Australia and identified your Spotted Turtle Dove, Common Miner, Koel and Silvereye which are also found here 🙂

  2. Hai~Ren

    1st row (L-R): White-crested Laughing-thrush (Garrulax leucolophus) (introduced)
    Peaceful Dove (Geopelia striata)
    Banded Woodpecker (Picus miniaceus)
    Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis)

    2nd row (L-R): Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum)
    Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris)
    Oriental White-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus)
    Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja)

    3rd row (L-R):
    Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis)
    Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)
    Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros) and Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis) (escapees)
    Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis)

    4th row (L-R):
    Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)
    Another Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja)
    Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea)
    Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus) (juvenile)

  3. Anon

    OH!!!! Haha, I tried 🙂 Thanks for posting the names … you have some beautiful birds worthy of celebrating!!

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