Surprising birds in the Botanic Gardens Singapore

When:  January 2017               Weather: Hot 28C

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First blog post of 2017……On a quiet weekday afternoon, I went to seek out a couple of birds I’d heard about in the BG, Singapore.  Parking at the new carpark in Tyersall Road, it was but a short walk to the boardwalk just past the Orchid enclosure..the crowd of photographers told me that there was something there….

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boardwalk with photographers

 

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and right there, walking around without a care in the world was this amazingly beautiful bird…..coming up to 3 feet from me, this was taken with my mobile!

 

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A magnificent Silver Pheasant..a relative of the Kalij Pheasant

 

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we can see the ringtag on its left leg…..? escapee from the birdpark…but the bird is resident in south east Asia….

 

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close up of head

And after a short wait, my other target bird appeared…

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An orange headed thrush

 

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contrasting back of orange and grey

 

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And finally just before leaving, a loud raucous noise above the carpark showed a Hill Mynah..

 

The Singapore Botanic Gardens never fails to amaze….

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