If you live or work in Singapore, you can often feel the need to know more about the city. In this article, we are going to talk about some of the most common birds you can find in this city. We will share some common facts about these birds.
1) Javan Mynah
This bird is also called mynah with white ventilation. For the first time, in 1920, this bird was brought from other countries to be kept as a pet bird.
As for breeding and feeding, mynah is quite adaptable. It leaves its nests before other birds to eat killings along the way, fruits, remains of human food and insects.
2) Glossy Asian Starling
Often these birds come together in large flocks consisting of 30 birds. You can find yourself sitting on TV antennas and feeding on different types of fruit in the gardens. At night, you can find them in large herds and communal perches. Her voice sounds like a whistle.
3) Pink-necked green pigeon
The male pigeon is more colorful than the female. Often their nests are in trees. They are rarely found on the ground. They usually get depressed only when they have to drink water.
The pair help each other hatch the eggs and nest. Usually, the male rests in the nest throughout the day and the female returns at night. Unlike other birds, pigeons and pigeons do not have oil-producing glands. So its feathers are not waterproof.
4) Yellow Vent Bulbul
You can find this bird in almost all parks and gardens. In the gardens, they can be seen flying around flowering shrubs. Their cup-shaped nest is usually made of plastic strips, raffia pieces, tissue paper, and plant material.
They feed on caterpillars, beetles, grasshoppers, and ants. After eating, they like to bathe and groom themselves.
You can find these birds breeding in the arctic and sub-arctic parts of the world. They usually fly to other countries, such as New Zealand, Australia, and Asia during the colder months of the year.
In Singapore, you can find them in September and November. Her long bills to feed on marine animals and crustaceans.
Whimbrel was seen in the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve after a long time in 2014.
6) Pacific golden plover
In Singapore, you can find this beautiful bird on the coasts. They feed on insects, spiders, worms, marine life, and crabs, to name a few. This bird can fly thousands of miles without getting tired. They fly in flocks of hundreds of birds.
In Singapore, they arrive in late August. In April, they fly back to their original places.
7) Common Redshank
You can identify the common red thanks to its red legs. But juveniles do not have red legs. Its legs are greenish-yellow. These edgy birds are often seen flying around sandy shores.
In the breeding season, the common red feasts on worms, insects, and spiders. Before or after the breeding season, they eat tadpoles, small fish, crustaceans, and mollusks.
So this was an introduction to some common birds you can find in Singapore.