Large woodshrike delighted crowds at Chek Jawa, Singapore

Family: Vangidae Name: Large Woodshrike (Tephrodornis gularis, also known as Tephrodornis virgatus) Interesting snippets: The woodshrikes used to be placed with the shrikes (Family Laniidae) but is now placed in its own family. Shares many similarities with Laniidae members but … Continued

Red-breasted parakeet family at Pasir Ris Park, Singapore

Red-breasted parakeets, Psittacula alexandri, have been feral in Singapore since 1943.  They originate from Northern Peninsula of Malaya and have been recorded to be nesting successfully since the 1980s. Parakeets are zygodactylous, that is, they have 2 toes pointing forward … Continued