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Common Birds in Singapore
 
A7R4. in APS-C mode
A1. 12 Jun 2022

 

FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G
GM 600/4. 10 Sept 2022

 

MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2
190B/GHFG1. 2022
190XPROB/GHFG1. Feb 2022
MT190CXPRO3/GHFG1. May 2022
Belerbach Report 8013/GHFG1  May 2022

 

 

 

 

Red Junglefowl

An unmistakable wild rooster, with a combination of slate-grey legs, white rump and white ear-patch. Hens are uniformly dull brown wiht heavy streaking. Wildly regarded as ancestor of dometic chicken. Plumage colouration can vary greatly due to interbreeding with domestic stock. 

f7.1 1/500. @214mm, full frame, ISO 2000, Eco Lake, 9 Apr 2022

 

Male and female, f6.3 1/500. @600mm, Full Frame, ISO 1600, Keppel Discovery Wetlands, 10 Feb 2022

 

A6400, f6.3 1/500. @324mm, ISO 1000, Botanical Garden ECO Lake, 11 Mar 2020

 

A6400, f6.3 1/500. @200mm, ISO 1000, Botanical Garden ECO Lake, 11 Mar 2020

 

A6400, f6.3 1/500. @326mm, ISO 800, Botanical Garden ECO Lake, 11 Mar 2020

 

Chick, f6.3 1/500. @600mm, Full Frame, ISO 1600, Eco Lake, 9 Apr 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Javan Myna

The most recognisable bird in Singapore. Uniformly black plumage with yellow eyes, bill and legs. White wing patches. Juveniles have slaty-grey plumage that is lighter than the adult birds. The bird is native to the islands of Java but has been introduced to many places in Southeast Asia.

A6400, f6.3 1/500. @600mm, ISO 1000, 25 Oct 2020

 

f5.6 1/2500. ISO 3200, GM600 TC1.4x, Woodlands Waterfront, 21 Apr 2023

 

Garden by the Bay MRT Station, 6 Jun 2023

f5.6 1/1600. ISO 6400, GM600 TC1.4x

 

f5.6 1/2500. ISO 4000, GM600 TC1.4x, Woodlands Waterfront, 12 Mar 2023

 

f5.6 1/1600. ISO 4000, GM600 TC1.4x, Woodlands Waterfront, 4 Nov 2023

 

f7.1 1/3200. ISO 1600, GM600 TC1.4x, Woodlands Road, 9 Dec 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Common Myna

The less abundent Myna in Singapore. The species has a combination of black head and yellow skin around the eye, the body plumage is brown with white wing patch. Sometimes seen with unfeathered heads when undergoing moulting. Native in Singapore but number is reduced with the better adapting Javan Myna.

f8 1/1000. @600mm, ISO 400, Gardens by the Bay, 8 Apr 2021

 

Garden by the Bay MRT Station, 6 Jun 2023

f5.6 1/2000. ISO 6400, GM600 TC1.4x

 

 

 

 

 

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

A well know human commensal, identified by its chestnut crown, black face mask, cheek patch and chin. Neck is white, upperparts generally brown with streaked black and buffy underparts.

f7.1 1/1000. @600mm, ISO 5000, Woodlands, 18 Aug 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Pied Triller

A distinctive black and white bird with contrasting white brow and black eye-stripe. Male is black on crown, nape, mantle and parts of wing, mostly white on underparts. Back and uppertail coverts grey. Female is greyish brown on upperparts, not black, and finely scaled on underparts. Young birds are less strongly marked and are finely streaked on the underparts.

f8 1/2500. ISO 1250, GM600 TC1.4x, 18 Apr 2023

Woodlands Road, opposite Woodlands Fire Station

 

f5.6 1/1000. ISO 1600, GM600 TC1.4x, Woodlands Fu Shan Garden, 19 Nov 2022

 

f7.1 1/640. ISO 800, GM600 TC1.4x, Woodlands Waterfront, 3 Apr 2023

 

f7.1 1/640. ISO 800, GM600 TC1.4x, Woodlands Waterfront, 3 Apr 2023

 

Female Juvenile, f10 1/500. @600mm, TC 1.4x ISO 2500, Eagle Point, 23 Aug 2022

 

 

 

 

Oriental Pied Hornhill

An unmistakable bird. Both sexes have pied plumage that is black above and white below with bluish facial skin and a light yellow casque and bill. Females have a much reduced casque and black patches on the bill.

f6.3 1/640. @600mm, Full Frame, ISO 2500, Hampstead Wetlands Park, 8 Apr 2022

 

A7R2, f6.3 1/500. @600mm, Full Frame, ISO 1250, MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2, 

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve family, 

juvenile(left), female(centre) and male, 9 Aug 2019

 

f8 1/3200. ISO 1600, GM600 TC1.4x, Jalan Selimang, Sembawang, 8 Dec 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

White-crested Laughingthrush

An unmistakable bird of well-wooded parks. It has a white head and upper breast with a black face mask and chocoloate-brown back, wings and tail. 

f6.3 1/500. @600mm, Full Frame, IO 12800, MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2, Hindhede Nature Park, 8 Mar 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Oriental White-eye

Only white-eye in Singapore. Unmistakable most of the upperparts olive-green with broad white eye-ring. Throat, upper breast, forehead and vent yellow. Lower breast and belly pale grey, with yellow undertail coverts and vental stripe that extends up belly.

f5.6 1/1600. ISO 2000, GM600 TC1.4x, Eagle Point, 19 Sept 2023

 

f5.6 1/1600. ISO 1600, GM600 TC1.4x, Eagle Point, 19 Sept 2023

 

f5.6 1/320.  ISO 6400, GM600 TC1.4x, Admiralty Park, 27 Aug 2023

 

 

 

 

Swan

Botanical Garden, Eco Lake

A7R2, f5.6 1/500 Nikkor 600/5.6 IF-ED Ais, ISO 640, 190XPROB/054Mg, 30 Sept 2016

 

A7R2, f5.6 1/500 Nikkor 600/5.6 IF-ED Ais, ISO 800, 190XPROB/054Mg, 30 Sept 2016

 

 

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