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Hello and welcome to “The Birds of NUS”, your one-stop guide to the feathered creatures that call the National University of Singapore’s Kent Ridge Campus home. If this is your first time using this website and want to learn more about the features of this website, this post will provide a quick walk-through of the features you … Continue reading

Purple-backed Starling

Purple-backed Starling

The Purple-backed Starling is a very common winter visitor and passage migrant to Singapore, meaning that it is most abundant and most easily spotted during the start of the migratory season (September to early October) and the late migratory season (around late February to March). Continue reading

Pied Imperial Pigeon

Pied Imperial Pigeon

One of the larger species of pigeons in Singapore, the Pied Imperial Pigeon is listed as a rare non-breeding visitor to Singapore although local populations are supplemented by many free-flying individuals from the Jurong Bird Park. Continue reading

Red Junglefowl

Red Junglefowl

At first glance, it is easy to mistake the Red Junglefowl for an escaped Domesticated Chicken as their resemblance is uncanny, barring a few subtle differences and its ability to fly over relatively long distances and up trees. Continue reading

Ashy Tailorbird

Ashy Tailorbird

Like most tailorbirds, the Ashy Tailorbird is a small and flighty bird that builds its nest from rolling up leaves and sewing them together using plant fibres and spiderweb threads, commonly spotted darting about inside hedges and undergrowth and between trees. Continue reading

Pacific Swallow

Pacific Swallow

A small bird that often spotted perched on high places such as cables and antennae, the Pacific Swallow is most easily identified by their forked tail and long wings which forms a graceful arc when it flies. Continue reading