Orange-cheeked waxbill

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Johnny Wee shares two photos of the Orange-cheeked waxbill Estrilda melpoda that he encountered at Bishan Park, Singapore in August 2022.

Read https://lkcnhm.nus.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/app/uploads/2017/04/sbr2016-133-134.pdf about these finches which were seen in Bishan Park in 2016 and thought to have been released from captivity.

Photo 1: The waxbill clings to an upright leaf stalk(?) and has picked up a food item in its beak (caterpillar or plant part?)
Photo 2: The waxbill flying above a water plantain leaf.

 

Photographs © Johnny Wee.

Texts and captions by Teo Lee Wei.

 

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