Friday, August 31, 2018

Punggol Waterway Park Aug18

From KH

Resident White-bellied Sea-eagles in aerial display. Three in one!


White-breasted Waterhen adult with juvenile following closely.


Collared Kingfisher showing front and back.


Juvenile Long-tailed Shrike begging for food.


Common bulbuls here: Sooty-headed Bulbul and Yellow-vented Bulbul.


Shy immature Asian Glossy Starling and male Pied Triller.


Mr and Mrs Olive-backed Sunbird.


Other denizens of this local patch: 5-cm-long centipede, Scarlet Skimmer, dead 8-cm-long grasshopper, Carpenter bee, Asian Honey Bee nest.


  1. 20 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
  2. 6 Spotted Dove
  3. 2 Zebra Dove
  4. 2 Asian Koel
  5. 5 dark swiftlet sp.
  6. 1 Large-tailed Nightjar - Heard
  7. 3 White-bellied Sea-Eagle
  8. 4 White-breasted Waterhen - 2 adults, 2 juveniles
  9. 1 White-throated Kingfisher
  10. 2 Collared Kingfisher
  11. 1 Blue-throated Bee-eater
  12. 1 Dollarbird - Heard
  13. 3 Sunda Woodpecker
  14. 1 Common Flameback - heard
  15. 8 Rose-ringed Parakeet
  16. 8 Red-breasted Parakeet
  17. 1 Golden-bellied Gerygone - Heard
  18. 2 Common Iora
  19. 1 Pied Triller - Male
  20. 4 Long-tailed Shrike
  21. 3 Black-naped Oriole
  22. 1 Malaysian Pied-Fantail - Heard
  23. 1 House Crow
  24. 4 Pacific Swallow
  25. 4 Sooty-headed Bulbul
  26. 5 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  27. 1 Common Tailorbird - Heard
  28. 1 Ashy Tailorbird - Heard
  29. 1 Yellow-bellied Prinia - Heard
  30. 20 Asian Glossy Starling
  31. 1 Common Hill Myna
  32. 11 Common Myna
  33. 30 Javan Myna
  34. 2 Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
  35. 1 Plain-throated Sunbird
  36. 2 Olive-backed Sunbird

Republic Crescent Aug18

From KH

Long-tailed Shrike hunting.


Asian Emerald Dove. Zebra Doves.


5-cm-long centipede.


After 3 weeks, this dead gecko was still hanging on...


Upskirt photo of an owlet moth.



  1. 3 Spotted Dove
  2. 1 Asian Emerald Dove
  3. 8 Zebra Dove
  4. 8 Pink-necked Pigeon
  5. 1 Lesser Coucal - Heard
  6. 2 Asian Koel - Heard
  7. 1 Little Bronze-Cuckoo - Heard
  8. 20 dark swiftlet sp.
  9. 1 Brahminy Kite
  10. 2 White-bellied Sea-Eagle - Heard
  11. 1 White-throated Kingfisher
  12. 2 Collared Kingfisher
  13. 5 Blue-throated Bee-eater
  14. 2 Dollarbird
  15. 1 Sunda Woodpecker
  16. 1 Rufous Woodpecker
  17. 1 Commoon Flameback
  18. 1 Laced Woodpecker - Heard
  19. 1 Banded Woodpecker - Heard
  20. 3 Rose-ringed Parakeet
  21. 10 Long-tailed Parakeet
  22. 1 Blue-crowned Hanging-Parrot
  23. 1 Golden-bellied Gerygone - Heard
  24. 4 Common Iora
  25. 1 Pied Triller
  26. 1 Long-tailed Shrike
  27. 5 Black-naped Oriole
  28. 1 Malaysian Pied-Fantail - Heard
  29. 2 Large-billed Crow
  30. 3 House Crow
  31. 2 Pacific Swallow
  32. 5 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  33. 2 Common Tailorbird
  34. 1 Dark-necked Tailorbird - Heard
  35. 5 Oriental White-eye
  36. 2 Pin-striped Tit-Babbler - Heard
  37. 1 Oriental Magpie-Robin
  38. 25 Asian Glossy Starling
  39. 4 Common Myna
  40. 30 Javan Myna
  41. 3 Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
  42. 1 Plain-throated Sunbird
  43. 5 Olive-backed Sunbird
  44. 2 Baya Weaver

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Seletar Dam 28Aug18

From KH

Daurian Starlings and juvenile Asian Glossy Starling. 100% crop.


  1. 5 dark swiftlet sp.
  2. 20 Lesser Sand-Plover
  3. 1 Little Egret
  4. 5 Striated Heron
  5. 1 Collared Kingfisher - Heard
  6. 2 House Crow
  7. 1 Barn Swallow
  8. 1 Ashy Tailorbird
  9. 2 Asian Glossy Starling
  10. 2 Daurian Starling - First of the season?
  11. 5 Javan Myna

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Pasir Ris Park 25Aug18

From KH

The stars of Pasir Ris Park are the resident owls: the famous one-eyed jack Buffy Fish-owl, and the Sunda Scops Owl.


As well as the pair of Spotted Wood Owls.


A surprise today was this adult male Tweeddale morph Oriental Honey-buzzard of the torquatus subspecies.


A female Oriental Honey-buzzard of the orientalis subspecies also made a showing.


Other residents, like this male Common Flameback and this proud White-throated Kingfisher, were also present.


Here's the same flameback feeding away.


The domestic chickens were breeding well here.


This Common Flying Lizard glided in and showed its yellow gular flap.


Carpenter Bees (left Xylocopa latipes, right X. aestuans) were going crazy over these yellow flowers.


Whereas Asian Honey Bees were doing the same thing over these small white flowers.


  1. 20 Red Junglefowl (Domestic type)
  2. 4 Spotted Dove
  3. 4 Zebra Dove
  4. 3 Pink-necked Pigeon
  5. 2 Asian Koel - Heard
  6. 3 Little Bronze-Cuckoo - Heard
  7. 1 Malaysian Hawk-Cuckoo
  8. 10 dark swiftlet sp.
  9. 2 White-breasted Waterhen
  10. 1 Common Sandpiper
  11. 2 Gray Heron
  12. 1 Little Egret
  13. 3 Striated Heron
  14. 2 Oriental Honey-buzzard - Adult Tweeddale, female orientalis
  15. 2 Brahminy Kite - 1 adult, 1 juvenile
  16. 1 Sunda Scops-Owl
  17. 1 Buffy Fish-Owl - The famous one eyed jack
  18. 2 Spotted Wood-Owl
  19. 1 Oriental Pied-Hornbill
  20. 2 White-throated Kingfisher
  21. 2 Collared Kingfisher
  22. 1 Common Flameback - Male
  23. 1 Laced Woodpecker - Female
  24. 2 Rose-ringed Parakeet
  25. 8 Red-breasted Parakeet
  26. 1 Blue-crowned Hanging-Parrot - Heard
  27. 6 Common Iora
  28. 4 Black-naped Oriole
  29. 1 Malaysian Pied-Fantail - Heard
  30. 2 House Crow
  31. 2 Pacific Swallow
  32. 4 Yellow-vented Bulbul
  33. 1 Olive-winged Bulbul
  34. 2 Common Tailorbird - Heard
  35. 5 Ashy Tailorbird
  36. 4 Oriental White-eye
  37. 3 Oriental Magpie-Robin
  38. 3 Asian Glossy Starling
  39. 10 Javan Myna
  40. 3 Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
  41. 3 Plain-throated Sunbird
  42. 5 Olive-backed Sunbird

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Johor 18-19Aug18

From KH

I went Johor forest birding with Con and Danny this weekend.

It was babblers galore.


Fluffy-backed Tit-babblers duetting. Striped Wren-babbler singing.


Grey-headed Babbler


Short-tailed Babbler

The other birds here included:


Purple-naped Spiderhunter


White-bellied Woodpecker


Male Grey-rumped Treeswift


Whiskered Treeswift: female and male