“This bird Onychognathus morio, had been noticed for some years back, living in the grounds of the Tang Dynasty Village. It was roosting in the holes and crevices of the much deteriorated buildings, which are now all demolished to make way for another resort, a playground for the rich. With the buildings gone, it can be found flying from tree to tree in the same area, I do not know where it would roost for the night.
“This bird is a native of Africa, from Ethiopia to South Africa, and breeds mainly on rocky cliffs, now it has adapted to living in urban areas, and other man made structures.
“So looks like we will have this bird with us for some years to come, as I have noticed that it is in very good condition, and thus must have adapted well to the fast changing environment of the Jurong Lake area.”
12th May 2009