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  • yellow vented bulbul (pycnonotus goiavier): info fact sheet, photos
    trees Breeding Yellow Vented Bulbuls breed widely in Singapore in February to June Courtship involves wing and song displays They raise and lower the crown crest as they sing Yellow Vented Bulbuls build well camouflaged but flimsy loose deep cup shaped nests They use grass leaves roots vine stems twigs The nest may be untidy on the outside but are neatly lined with plant fibres They nest in a wide range of places from low bushes creepers to high trees They are so used to humans that they may even nest in ornamental plants in residential gardens and even balconies 2 5 eggs are laid variable in colour from white to pinkish with lots of reddish brown to lavender spots Both parents incubate and raise the young Migration Yellow Vented Bulbuls don t migrate seasonally but they appear to be high nomadic moving from place to place regularly Status and threats Yellow Vented Bulbuls have adjusted well to humans and are not at risk However as a family the Bulbuls are at risk About 30 of the Bulbuls originally found in Singapore are extinct and 40 are at risk These include the Straw headed Bulbul P zeylanicus Black headed Bulbul P atriceps Red eyed Bulbul P brunneus and Buff vented Bulbul Hypsipetes charlotte This is particularly sad because Bulbuls are not only delightful birds but also play an important role As fruit eaters they disperse the seeds of plants As insect eaters they keep the population of damaging insects under control REFERENCES To buy these references others visit Nature s Niche Morten Strange A Photographic Guide to Birds of Malaysia and Singapore including Southeast Asia the Philippines and Borneo Periplus 2000 p 240 description voice habits distribution status photo Morten Strange Tropical Birds of Malaysia and Singapore Periplus Editions 2000

    Original URL path: http://www.naturia.per.sg/buloh/birds/Pycnonotus_goiavier.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • yellow bellied prinia (prinia flaviventris): info fact sheet, photos
    4 reddish chestnut eggs are laid with a band or cap of richer colour at the broader end Their eggs have been remarkably like coral beads Mangrove and wetland wildlife at Sungei Buloh Nature Park Main features Small 13cm Head slaty grey upperparts olive green throat breast white belly yellow tail narrow long sometimes white eyebrows short and thin eye red Genders look alike Juvenile Upperparts brownish tail tip white underparts all yellow Photo from Morten Strange Call Described as a plaintive mewing like a hungry kitten yee ee or waa which is possibly an alarm call short twittering twee di lee or chip cheererere up also Tee tirrata rak Status in Singapore Common resident on the island and offshore islands World distribution Pakistan to Borneo and Java Similar birds Tailorbirds lack grey head of Yellow bellied Prinia Classification Family Cisticolidae World 119 species Singapore 2 species Status and threats Yellow bellied Prinias are not at risk in Singapore because they have adapted well to cultivated areas They are found in grasslands particularly those with tall grass reedbeds and scrub REFERENCES To buy these references others visit Nature s Niche Morten Strange A Photographic Guide to Birds of Malaysia and Singapore including Southeast Asia the Philippines and Borneo Periplus 2000 p 318 description voice habits distribution status photo Morten Strange Birds of Southeast Asia A photographic guide to the birds of Thailand Malaysia Singapore the Philippines and Indonesia New Holland 1998 p 83 photo facts Lim Kim Seng and Dana Gardner Birds An Illustrated Field Guide to the Birds of Singapore Sun Tree Publishing Ltd 1997 p 109 identification status in Singapore distribution diagram number of species G W H Davison and Chew Yen Fook A Photographic Guide to Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore New Holland Publishers Ltd 1995

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  • tailorbirds (orthotomus): info fact sheet, photos
    as riveting the leaf edges rather than sewing Mangrove and wetland wildlife at Sungei Buloh Nature Park Main features Small mainly olive or grey long tail usually held cocked bill long legs long Status in Singapore 4 species are found in Singapore Nest of a Tailorbird World distribution India and Southeast Asia Classification Family Sylviidae including Warblers and Babblers This family is mostly found in the Old World World 552 species Singapore 19 species They apparently prefer to use a single large leaf sewing the edges of the leaf together Otherwise up to 3 smaller leaves may be sewn together In the resulting pouch Tailorbirds place grass lined with kapok and other soft fluffy seeds e g lallang grass seeds Living leaves are stronger than dead leaves and provides a snug and waterproof home which is also well camouflaged Usually it is the female that sews the nest together 2 6 pale blue eggs are laid and both parents incubate and raise the young Chicks fledge in about 2 weeks REFERENCES To buy these references others visit Nature s Niche G W H Davison and Chew Yen Fook A Photographic Guide to Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore New Holland Publishers Ltd 1995 p 108 10 identification status in Singapore distribution photos of various tailorbirds Lim Kim Seng and Dana Gardner Birds An Illustrated Field Guide to the Birds of Singapore Sun Tree Publishing Ltd 1997 p 110 identification status in Singapore distribution diagram number of species of various tailorbirds Clive Briffett A Guide to the Common Birds of Singapore BP Science Centre 1992 p 116 habit habitat of the Dark Necked Tailorbird O atrogularis Christopher Hails Birds of Singapore illustrated by Frank Jarvis Times Editions 1987 reprinted 1995 p 132 5 habits description status in Singapore and lovely drawings

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  • ashy tailorbird orthotomus ruficeps
    Buloh Nature Park Main features Small 12cm entire body is a dark ashy grey although may be whitish at the abdomen completely rufous face including crown and throat Male As above Photo from Morten Strange Female Paler and duller than the male pale chest and white belly Juvenile Paler with whitish throat Call Described as a shrill disyllabic tree chip ti wee ti wee or whee chip Also pree pree pree In flight Darting low flight in the understorey thickets Similar birds Common Tailorbird O sutorius The Ashy has a red face while the Common only has a red crown the Ashy is grey elsewhere while the Common is olive on the upperparts and pale below the Common has a long tail which the Ashy lacks Both of them have red thighs Status in Singapore Common resident throughout the island and North and South offshore islands World distribution Indochina down through peninsular Malaysia to the Greater Sundas and Palawan Classification Family Sylviidae which includes Warblers and Babblers World 552 species Singapore 19 species REFERENCES To buy these references others visit Nature s Niche Morten Strange A Photographic Guide to Birds of Malaysia and Singapore including Southeast Asia the Philippines and Borneo Periplus 2000 p 315 description voice habits distribution status photo Morten Strange Tropical Birds of Malaysia and Singapore Periplus Editions 2000 p 55 habits habitat photo Lim Kim Seng and Dana Gardner Birds An Illustrated Field Guide to the Birds of Singapore Sun Tree Publishing Ltd 1997 p 112 identification status in Singapore distribution diagram number of species G W H Davison and Chew Yen Fook A Photographic Guide to Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore New Holland Publishers Ltd 1995 p 110 identification status in Singapore distribution photo Morten Strange and Allen Jeyarajasingam Birds A Photographic Guide to

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  • common tailorbird (orthotomus sutorius): info fact sheet, photos
    a rapid descending trill of 5 notes In flight Darting low flight in the understorey thickets Similar birds Ashy Tailorbird O ruficeps The Ashy has a red face while the Common only has a red crown the Ashy is grey elsewhere while the Common is olive on the upperparts and pale below the Common has a long tail which the Ashy lacks Both of them have red thighs Status in Singapore Very common resident throughout the island and North and South offshore islands World distribution India to South China and Southeast Asia to Sumatra and Java Classification Family Sylviidae which includes Warblers and Babblers World 552 species Singapore 19 species Common Tailorbirds sew their nests out of green living leaves They are particularly fond of the large leaves of the Simpoh Air tree Dillenia suffruticosa The nests are usually low about 1m from the ground For more about Tailorbirds in general and how they sew their nests out of leaves 2 5 pastel eggs are laid these are pastel blue with brown speckles It appears only the female incubates but both help raise the young The young fledge in 24 days Status and threats The Common Tailorbirds are not at risk in Singapore as they have adapted well to human interference Common Tailorbirds are usually found in the forest edges scrub and cultivated areas such as parks gardens They are also found in open country But they are never seen in the deep forest LINKS Common birds of Nagpur City Gardens fact sheet of this bird in India with a lovely drawing of the bird REFERENCES To buy these references others visit Nature s Niche Morten Strange A Photographic Guide to Birds of Malaysia and Singapore including Southeast Asia the Philippines and Borneo Periplus 2000 p 314 description voice habits

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  • copper-throated sunbird (nectarina calcostetha): info fact sheet, photos
    As in female but tail is brown Call Described as a rapid twitter similar to Crimson Sunbird but lower also a long very high pitched trill In flight Darting flight Status in Singapore Uncommon resident throughout the island including North offshore islands World distribution Southeast Asia Classification Family Nectarinidae Flowerpeckers Sunbirds Spiderhunters World 169 species Singapore 13 species Like other Sunbirds the Copper throated male is more colourful than the female In fact females of most species of Sunbirds look very similar The Copper throated male has two bright yellow tufts on his sides best seen when his wings are open Males are particularly territorial and may defend a good feeding site from other Sunbirds Breeding Sunbirds form monogamous pairs The Copper throated Sunbirds breed in April August The female builds the nest while the male escorts her as she finds and collects nesting materials She uses fine twigs and leaves to construct a pear shaped nest with an entrance hole at the top The nest is usually built in a mangrove tree 2 6 ft above the ground facing water a pond or the sea The eggs are pale brown with fine markings forming a band around the larger end Both parents raise the young Status and threats In Singapore the Copper throated is considered rare While it is not yet on the endangered list it may may end up there because it is dependent on mangrove habitats which are fast disappearing in Singapore Nests I have seen at Sungei Buloh from the path on Route 1 This one was about 5m up in a tree This one was only half a metre or so above the ground REFERENCES To buy these references others visit Nature s Niche Morten Strange A Photographic Guide to Birds of Malaysia and Singapore

    Original URL path: http://www.naturia.per.sg/buloh/birds/Nectarina_calcosthetha.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • olive-backed sunbird (nectarina jugularis): info fact sheet, photos
    Described as constant rough metallic chirps cheep cheep wheet also a high pitched rising chee In flight Darting flight Status in Singapore Very common resident throughout the island including North and South offshore islands World distribution Southern China to the Philippines down to Australia Classification Family Nectarinidae Flowerpeckers Sunbirds Spiderhunters World 169 species Singapore 13 species They forage both at tree tops and among lower bushes Like other Sunbirds the Olive backed male is more colourful than the female In fact females of most species of Sunbirds look very similar Breeding Sunbirds form monogamous pairs The Olive backed Sunbirds breed in April August They build a hanging flask shaped nest with an overhanging porch at the entrance and a trail of hanging material at the bottom end Materials used include plant fibres mosses spider s web The nest is lined with soft fluffy seeds e g kapok lallang grass seeds The outside of the nest is often untidy and decorated with lichens dead leaves and seed cases They usually nest low in bushes and trees but also close to humans and even in high rise buildings 2 greenish blue eggs with dark brown spots and lines are laid Males usually don t help in incubation but may help out in raising the young Photo from Clive Briffett Status and threats Olive backed Sunbirds are not at risk Highly adaptable they are the most common Sunbird in Singapore and are found almost everywhere except the deepest forest Originally from from mangroves they have spread to forest margins and secondary growths to cultivated areas parks gardens and even urban areas REFERENCES To buy these references others visit Nature s Niche Morten Strange A Photographic Guide to Birds of Malaysia and Singapore including Southeast Asia the Philippines and Borneo Periplus 2000 p 354

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  • chestnut munia (lonchura malacca): info fact sheet, photos
    Main features Small 11cm with big head large conical bills bluish grey plumage chestnut black head throat upper breast centre of belly undertail coverts Genders look alike Juvenile Uniformly buffy brown plumage no black head Call Described as a loud heh shrill preep Photo from Morten Strange In flight Flight is whirring and bee like Status in Singapore Common resident throughout the island and North and South offshore islands World distribution India to the Philippines and Sulawesi Introduced in some countries Classification Family Passeridae World 386 species Singapore 16 species Breeding The Chestnut Munia s nest is a ball made out of dried grass close to the ground in long grass or low bushes REFERENCES To buy these references others visit Nature s Niche Morten Strange A Photographic Guide to Birds of Malaysia and Singapore including Southeast Asia the Philippines and Borneo Periplus 2000 p 372 description voice habits distribution status photo Lim Kim Seng Pocket Checklist of the Birds of the Republic of Singapore Nature Society Singapore 1999 Abundance status Chinese and Malay names Lim Kim Seng and Dana Gardner Birds An Illustrated Field Guide to the Birds of Singapore Sun Tree Publishing Ltd 1997 p 121 identification status

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