Javan Munia – nest building

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“I was helping with a conference for children with disability at this location and took the opportunity to wander around the city trying to get a feel of local bird life. I spotted a pair of munias nest building. I … Continued

Black-and-white Mannikin spotted

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Francis Yap videoed what he thought to be Javan Munias (Lonchura leucogastroides) at the Singapore Botanic Gardens in April 2011. “This sighting was a fluke. I wasn’t expecting to find munias in the SBG, as tall grass patches are somewhat … Continued

Tailless Black-headed Munias

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Johnny Wee sent in a pair of images of the Black-headed Munia (Lonchura malacca), an adult (above) and a juvenile (below), both without tail feathers. The birds were seen at Upper Peirce Reservoir around early May 2006. This was a … Continued

Cat kill – kingfisher

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Cats are notorious for their ability to catch and dismantle birds. Many of us would have seen dead birds with their feathers torn and their bodies ripped apart. But how many of us have actually witnessed a cat kill? On … Continued