Masked Lapwing, six years on

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In August 2006, we posted an account of the Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles) seen around the Singapore Zoological Gardens LINK. This Australian lapwing apparently escaped from the zoo and became free-ranging, often seen in and around the zoo as well … Continued

Crimson-rumped Waxbills in my garden

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“Coming back home after lunch today at about 3.30pm on a sunny afternoon, I had a surprise waiting for me – a tightly-knit family of 7 Crimson-rumped Waxbills (Estrilda rhodopyga) were hopping around in my garden! “Here’s my album of … Continued

Waxbills in Singapore

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Waxbills are estrildid finches (Family: Estrildidae) native to the Old World. These are small and brightly coloured songbirds, popularly sought after as cage birds. “A few months ago, if you ask anyone about the waxbills in Singapore, you will at … Continued

Asian Golden Weaver nesting

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Johnny Wee and Lena Chow encountered the globally near-threatened Asian Golden Weaver (Ploceus hypoxanthus) (above left) building their nest in Tampines in May 2011 (below). This is an exotic species, first sighted way back in 2003. As far as we … Continued

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