Sunday, April 17, 2011

Parrot's in Singapore

In a informal survey count by Nature Society of the population of parrots in Singapore, the results were pretty good. Conducted by volunteers at various spots in Singapore in January 2011, 546 parrots of seven species were estimated. The counts were made only for parrots in flight and not perched.

Whether this estimates are correct are not is beside the point, but more importantly urban Singapore plays host to 3 native species:
  1. Long-tailed Parakeet
  2. Blue-crowned hanging parrot
  3. Blue-rumped Parrot
and 4 or more introduced species. They include:
  1. Red-breasted Parakeet
  2. Rainbow lorikeets
  3. Tanimbar corella
  4. Yellow-crested Cockatoo
Some of the photos of this cute birds taken by me at various places around Singapore.

Nov 2008- Changi Village - Red breasted Parakeet.
Black beak (right)- female . Left-male

Nov 2008 - Changi Village- Tanimbar Corella

Island's a tweet place for Polly. The Strait Times, 17 April 2011


Kah-Wai Lin said...

Nice capture on parakeet!

Rojak Librarian said...

Thks so much.