Proliferation of Crimson-rumped Waxbill

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“Since my report last year of a large number of introduced Crimson-rumped Waxbills settling at Halus LINK, I chanced upon an even bigger flock of at least 20 birds at Gardens By The Bay last weekend (above and below).

“They are feeding side by side with resident Zebra Doves (Geopelia striata)…

“…Scaly-breasted Munias (Lonchura punctulata) (above) and Chestnut Munias (Lonchura atricapilla) (below), presumably on the same grasses. At the rate these introduced species are proliferating, one has to wonder if there’s enough food for everyone in years to come.”

Lena Chow
21st April 2014

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