Sighting of the exotic Cut-throat Finch

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Francis Yap alerted us to a photograph an unfamiliar bird taken along Singapore’s Punggol grassland on 24th March 2011 that he suspected to be another exotic finch/munia species. Taken by a Flickr member called Blueangle1, the original photo was posted … 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

Crimson-rumped Waxbill, another exotic canary

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On 3rd February 2011 Francis Yap encountered another exotic canary. This time, it was the Crimson-rumped Waxbill (Estrilda rhodopyga). The location? Again in Singapore’s Punggol grassland, around Lorong Halus. The lone bird was eating grass seeds but flew to a … Continued

Vulturine Guineafowl spotted in Singapore

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N Sivasothi alerted BESG on Karen d’Almeida’s encounter with a Vulturine Guineafowl (Acryllium vulturinum) on 26th January 2011. Siva is of the opinion that this African bird may be an escaped pet. It was seen on the roof of a … Continued

Family of Milky Storks

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Choo Teik Ju was at Singapore’s Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in early November 2009 when he encountered a family of Milky Storks (Mycteria cinerea). One of the parents caught this fish, which was trapped in the mud during water release, … Continued

Blossom-headed Parakeet sighted

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Jason Cho encountered and photographed a Blossom-headed Parakeet (Psittacula roseata) at Singapore’s Pasir Ris carpark in October 2007. This is a resident of NE India, Bangladesh, SW and S China. In Southeast Asia it is uncommon to fairly common in … Continued

Yellow-fronted Canary appears in Canada

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“I read articles posted on your website about the Yellow-fronted Canary (Serinus mozambicus). I was amazed at the reports. “I have discovered a Yellow-fronted Canary at my bird feeder in the past week. I live in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. … Continued

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