Indian Peafowls on Sentosa

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“The Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) population on Sentosa is thriving. Here’s a peahen with 2 chicks – so it’s a breeding population (above). Does that mean we can consider them residents then?” “I am familiar with a peacock’s “H-elp!” call, … Continued

A family of Little Grebes

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“Spent a delightful hour after work today observing a family of Little Grebes (Tachybaptus ruficollis) swimming around their usual pond near the recently-developed Halus wetlands. There were 3 fluffy black chicks with bright yellow bills swimming near their parents. The … Continued

Lineated Barbet calling

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“Lineated Barbets (Megalaima lineata hodgsoni) are common in our area and daily visitors to our home. This post shows one calling… Note that the beak is not open while calling but the throat bulges out, exposing the skin below (above … Continued