Breeding ecology of the Little Tern

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The series on the Breeding Ecology of the Little Terns (1-6) have been incorporated into the publication below. As such, the individual posts have now been deleted. A PDF copy is available HERE. J. W. K. Cheah and A. Ng … Continued

Alexandra palm

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The Alexandra palm (Archontophoenix alexandrae) is named in honour of Princess Alexandra of Denmark, who later became the Queen of England when her husband ascended the throne as Edward VII. The generic name comes from the Greek words archon and … Continued

BESGroup’s Blog: Report for 2006

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The Bird Ecology Study Group was formed in September 2005 to encourage local birders to observe birds rather than to just look at them. This weblog, highlighting various aspects of bird behaviour, was started with the aim of making such … Continued

Migratory habits of Black Baza

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Black Bazas (Aviceda leuphotes) were commonly seen in late November 2006 around Punggol, Sarimbun, Khatib Bongsu and Lake View Promenade (Chinese Garden, Jurong). These birds were of course winter visitors. On the 26th of that month Chan Yoke Meng encountered … Continued

Territorial Nightjars

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“The Grey Nightjar (Caprimulgus indicus) is an uncommon but annual migrant to Singapore. It breeds from northern Thailand all the way up to Siberia. Like the Oriental Scops Owl (Otus sunia) it is a nocturnal bird that is usually silent … Continued

Moulting 1

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On and off I have been picking up various types of feathers in my garden and along my driveway (above: Javan Myna contour feather, top left; down, top right; tail, middle; Black-naped Oriole tail feather, bottom). During the time when … Continued