Saturday, 22 April 2017

Bidadari 2,4Apr17

From Con

2 Apr

At Bidadari today, the Indian Cuckoo (left) and the Hodgson's or Whistling Hawk Cuckoo (right).


4 Apr

At Bidadari this morning, there were two Large Hawk Cuckoos, one in more adult plumage and the other in more juvenile plumage (perhaps the same one seen over the weekend). There was also a male Indian Cuckoo and a Hodgson's or Whistling Hawk-cuckoo (but with more juvenile plumage than the one seen over the weekend). So the cuckoos really seem to passing through Singapore with Bidadari as a pit stop.


Large Hawk Cuckoos (left adult, right immature)

SBG 29,31Mar17

From Con

Both Hooded and Blue-winged Pittas still at SBG.

Doi Lang 16-21Mar17

From Con

The bird of the trip for me was certainly the Green Cochoa (male).


Himalayan Cutia (male)


Hodgson's Frogmouth (male) brooding the young chick


Maroon Oriole (female).


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Seletar East, Pulau Punggol 18Mar17

From KH

Danny and I went to Seletar East grassland and there were only 6 Pintail snipes left, not more than 100 as reported last week by Martin K.


Lesser coucal preening as Pacific swallow flew above

At the wooded area, many resident birds were nesting - Coppersmith barbet, Laced woodpecker, Common iora, Olive-backed sunbird, Eurasian tree sparrow, Scaly-breasted munia. While some were already feeding juveniles, such as Asian glossy starling.


Left: Female Common iora collecting nesting material. Right: Coppersmith barbet working at nest hole


Left: Laced woodpecker. Right: Sunda woodpecker


Scaly-breasted munia prospecting for nesting material

Other residents include a few Oriental white-eyes.


Oriental white-eye

This is the best time of the year where both Blue-tailed and Blue-throated bee-eaters can be found at the same time.


Blue-tailed bee-eater

Other migrants present were 2 Yellow bitterns, 2 Arctic warblers, 1 male Yellow-rumped flycatcher and a few Asian brown flycatchers.


Yellow bittern

After lunch, we went to out favourite place, Pulau Punggol, and got nothing much. Apparently, the Black-winged kite chicks had fledged and the adults started mating again!

The only migrant raptor was a Black baza.


Black Baza

The Baya weavers were busy building nests and so were the African golden weavers.
Seletar East 15Mar17

From Con

Finally after several years of trying. I went to that place that Jia Sheng doesn't want to go and on my first try I got a Lanceolated Warbler. Wasn't lucky to get a rare open shot but still something recognizable. Plenty of LW out there but this was the only one to give a brief look.


Panti 10Mar17

From Con

Frilled tree frog (Kurixalus appendiculatus)

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Neo Tiew Lane 2 4-5Mar17

From Con

4 Mar

77 is the species count for NTL2 today in very overcast weather. Hope for more tomorrow.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34948174

5 Mar


1 Red Junglefowl 3
2 Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker 1
3 Banded Woodpecker 2
4 Laced Woodpecker 2
5 Common Goldenback 5
6 Lineated Barbet 2
7 Coppersmith Barbet 1
8 Oriental Dollarbird 4
9 Stork-Billed Kingfisher 1
10 White-Throated Kingfisher 4
11 Black-Capped Kingfisher 1
12 Collared Kingfisher 1
13 Blue-Throated Bee-Eater 20
14 Blue-Tailed Bee-Eater 12
15 Banded Bay Cuckoo 1
16 Plaintive Cuckoo 2
17 Asian Koel 3
18 Lesser Coucal 8
19 Red-Breasted Parakeet 22
20 Long-Tailed Parakeet 20
21 Swiftlet Spp 80
22 Spotted Dove 20
23 Red Turtle Dove 1
24 Zebra Dove 3
25 Pink-Necked Green Pigeon 60
26 Slaty-Breasted Rail 8
27 White-Breasted Waterhen 8
28 White-Browed Crake 1
29 Watercock 1
30 Purple Swamphen 1
31 Red-Wattled Lapwing 6
32 Osprey 3
33 Black Baza 7
34 Crested Honey-Buzzard 2
35 Black-Winged Kite 3
36 Brahminy Kite 22
37 White-Bellied Sea Eagle 4
38 Changeable Hawk-Eagle 1
39 accipter spp 1
40 Milky Stork 1
41 Little Egret 5
42 Purple Heron 4
43 Yellow-Billed Egret 2
44 Yellow Bittern 1
45 Brown Shrike 2
46 House Crow 25
47 Large-Billed Crow 3
48 Black-Naped Oriole 20
49 Pied Triller 10
50 Pied Fantail 1
51 Common Iora 6
52 Asian Brown Flycatcher 2
53 Oriental Magpie-Robin 2
54 Asian Glossy Starling 60
55 Common Myna 2
56 White-Vented Myna 60
57 Barn Swallow 12
58 Pacific Swallow 8
59 Red-Whiskered Bulbul 3
60 Yellow-Vented Bulbul 30
61 Zitting Cisticola 2
62 Yellow-Bellied Prinia 4
63 Oriental White-Eye 5
64 Black-Browed Reed-Warbler 2
65 Oriental Reed-Warbler 1
66 Common Tailorbird 3
67 Ashy Tailorbird 2
68 White-Crested Laughingthrush 6
69 Striped Tit-Babbler 1
70 Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker 4
71 Brown-Throated Sunbird 4
72 Olive-Backed Sunbird 6
73 Baya Weaver 8
74 Scaly-Breasted Munia 9
75 Black-Headed Munia 1
Total No. 664

(after 10:30 am)
76 Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot 1
77 Long-tailed Shrike 2
78 Grey-headed Fish Eagle 1
79 Lesser Adjutant 1
80 Red-rumped Swallow 1
81 Yellow Wagtail 1
82 Common Sandpiper 1
83 Cinnamon Bittern 1
84 Common Kingfisher 1
85 Japanese Sparrowhawk 1

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34970957
Poyan 5Mar17

From Danny

1 Red Junglefowl 2
2 Banded Woodpecker 2
3 Laced Woodpecker 1
4 Common Goldenback 2
5 Lineated Barbet 3
6 Oriental Dollarbird 4
7 White-Throated Kingfisher 3
8 Collared Kingfisher 2
9 Blue-Throated Bee-Eater 2
10 Blue-Tailed Bee-Eater 8
11 Plaintive Cuckoo 1
12 Little Bronze-Cuckoo 1
13 Violet Cuckoo 1
14 Greater Coucal 1
15 Lesser Coucal 2
16 Red-Breasted Parakeet 6
17 Long-Tailed Parakeet 10
18 Swiftlet Spp 26
19 Grey-Rumped Treeswift 1
20 Spotted Dove 12
21 Common Emerald Dove 1
22 Zebra Dove 6
23 Pink-Necked Green Pigeon 23
24 Slaty-Breasted Rail 1
25 Red-Wattled Lapwing 2
26 Brahminy Kite 3
27 White-Bellied Sea Eagle 2
28 Changeable Hawk-Eagle 2
29 Yellow-Billed Egret 4
30 Blue-Winged Pitta 2
31 Golden-Bellied Gerygone 2
32 Long-Tailed Shrike 1
33 Large-Billed Crow 1
34 Black-Naped Oriole 9
35 Pied Triller 2
36 Greater Racket-Tailed Drongo 2
37 Common Iora 8
38 Asian Glossy Starling 41
39 Daurian Starling 4
40 Common Myna 1
41 White-Vented Myna 33
42 Barn Swallow 1
43 Pacific Swallow 2
44 Straw-Headed Bulbul 4
45 Yellow-Vented Bulbul 11
46 Olive-Winged Bulbul 3
47 Yellow-Bellied Prinia 2
48 Common Tailorbird 2
49 White-Crested Laughingthrush 3
50 Striped Tit-Babbler 2
51 Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker 2
52 Brown-Throated Sunbird 2
53 Olive-Backed Sunbird 14
54 Crimson Sunbird 1
55 Paddyfield Pipit 1
56 White-Headed Munia 3
  Total No. 293
Serangoon 5Mar17

From KH

The usual birds here for the Annual Bird Race. Interesting sighting is a pair of nesting escapees Red-Backed Mannikin (Lonchura Nigriceps).

1 Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker 1
2 Rufous Woodpecker 1
3 Laced Woodpecker 1
4 Common Goldenback 1
5 Oriental Dollarbird 1
6 Common Kingfisher 2
7 White-Throated Kingfisher 3
8 Collared Kingfisher 5
9 Blue-Tailed Bee-Eater 6
10 Plaintive Cuckoo 1
11 Rusty-Breasted Cuckoo 1
12 Little Bronze-Cuckoo 1
13 Asian Koel 4
14 Rose-Ringed Parakeet 8
15 Red-Breasted Parakeet 3
16 Swiftlet Spp 30
17 Common Pigeon 8
18 Spotted Dove 13
19 Zebra Dove 4
20 Pink-Necked Green Pigeon 1
21 White-Breasted Waterhen 1
22 Common Greenshank 1
23 Common Sandpiper 4
24 Black Baza 2
25 Brahminy Kite 1
26 Grey-Headed Fish Eagle 1
27 Little Egret 4
28 Grey Heron 1
29 Striated Heron 19
30 House Crow 2
31 Black-Naped Oriole 8
32 Pied Fantail 10
33 Common Iora 9
34 Asian Brown Flycatcher 2
35 Oriental Magpie-Robin 1
36 Asian Glossy Starling 2
37 Javan Myna 33
38 Barn Swallow 2
39 Yellow-Vented Bulbul 10
40 Yellow-Bellied Prinia 3
41 Common Tailorbird 3
42 Ashy Tailorbird 9
43 Scarlet-Backed Flowerpecker 3
44 Brown-Throated Sunbird 3
45 Olive-Backed Sunbird 10
46 Eurasian Tree Sparrow 2
47 Red-Backed Mannikin 2
Total No. 243

Fraser's Hill 24-27Feb17

Con, Danny and GC were at the 30th Fraser's Hill Bird Race.

From Con


Collared Owlet

From GC
  1. Long-tailed shrike - Shahzan Inn - 1304
  2. Oriental magpie robin
  3. Sultan tit - Telecom Loop - 1318
  4. Black-browed barbet
  5. Chestnut-capped laughingthrush
  6. Mountain fulvetta
  7. White-throated fantail
  8. Golden babbler
  9. Mountain tailorbird
  10. Streaked spiderhunter
  11. Malayan cuckooshrike
  12. Black-throated sunbird
  13. Little pied flycatcher
  14. Glossy swiftlet
  15. Buff-bellied flowerpecker
  16. Long-tailed broadbill
  17. Mountain bulbul
  18. Lesser racket-tiled drongo
  19. Black-eared shrike babbler
  20. Fire-tufted barbet
  21. Siberian thrush
  22. Orange-headed thrush
  23. Mugimaki flycatcher
  24. Rufous-browed flycatcher - Jln Valley - 1538
  25. Brown shrike
  26. Orange-bellied leafbird - Jln Lady Maxwell - 1554
  27. Silver-eared mesia - Jln Ampang - 1610
  28. Green magpie
  29. Pacific swallow
  30. Mountain leaf warbler
  31. Lesser yellownape
  32. Black-crested bulbul - New Road - 1804
  33. Dark-necked tailorbird
  34. Grey wagtail
  35. Silver-breasted broadbill
  36. Dark hawk cuckoo
  37. Large niltava - Jln Lady Guillemard - 0727
  38. Asian brown flyctcher - Jelai resort - 0740
  39. Blue-winged minla
  40. Stripe-throated bulbulb
  41. Slaty-backed forktail - New Road
  42. Ochraceous bulbul
  43. Yellow-bellied warbler
  44. Arctic warbler
  45. Pygmy wren babbler
  46. Blue-winged leafbird
  47. Grey-headed canary flycatcher
  48. Common tailorbird
  49. Wreathed hornbill
  50. Grey-chinned minivet
  51. Greater racket-tailed drongo
  52. Sooty barbet
  53. Black-thighed falconet
  54. Asian fairy bluebird
  55. Blue-crowned hanging parrot
  56. Rufescent prinia
  57. Pin-striped tit babbler - Old Road - 0924
  58. Crimson-winged woodpecker
  59. Bronzed drongo
  60. Yellow-crowned barbet
  61. Red-billed malkoha
  62. Crested honey buzzard
  63. Blue nuthatch
  64. Black-and-crimson oriole
  65. Eastern crowned warbler
  66. Chestnut-breasted malkoha
  67. Large woodshrike
  68. Red-headed trogon - Telecom Loop - 1116