KC Tsang sent this comment on 2nd October 2008: “This was the first time that I have seen an adult male Tiger Shrike (Lanius tigrinus) on 28/08/2008, and this was in nearby Panti Forest, Johor (left top). However on the other side of Panti, which is the Kota Tinggi waterfall side, the three were all juveniles.
“On 01/09/2008, yesterday, the one at Singapore’s Japanese Gardens was also a juvenile. On 02/09/2008, at Venus Drive (left bottom), the bird was also a juvenile. So waiting to see if anyone of us here would be able to spot, or take a picture of an adult Tiger Shrike in Singapore. ”
Tiger Shrike is a winter visitor to Singapore, arriving from as early as 3rd August and as late as 30th April. So far, only juveniles have been encountered. Over in Johor, Malaysia, adult Tiger Shrikes have been seen.
Birders are always wondering how come adults do not reach Singapore?