Birds galore around Jelutong Tower, Sime Forest

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One of the best place to photograph birds is the Jelutong Tower, sited in Sime Forest within the MacRitchie Reservoir forest.

View of Sime Forest from Julotong Tower (Photo: YC Wee)
View of Sime Forest from Jelutong Tower (Photo: YC Wee)

Jeremiah Loei, who produced the video below some years back, has this to say: “Jelutong Towers-MacRitchie Singapore is truly a place of Biodiversity!

Jambu Fruit Dove (Photo: Dato' Dr Amar-Singh HSS)
Jambu Fruit Dove (Photo: Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS)

“You can find Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis), Chestnut-bellied Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus sumatranus), Jambu Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus jambu), etc. Some of the bird species are evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.”

Chestnut-bellied Malkoha (Photo: Dato' Dr Amar-Singh HSS)
Chestnut-bellied Malkoha (Photo: Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS)

In addition to the above, the following can also be sighted: Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica), Golden-fronted Leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons), Greater Green Leafbird (Chloropsis sonnerati), Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis), Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja), Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma), Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) and Thick-billed Spiderhunter (Arachnothera crassirostris) – see HERE.

Jeremiah Loei
27th January 2017

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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