Monthly Roundup: Dec 2022

A rather quiet December, but the first widely-twitched Red-billed Starling kept us busy this month.

Highlights

  • An electrifying record of Bat Hawk – just the third confirmed sighting in Singapore – was unfortunately not refound after the initial report
  • Singapore’s 5th record of Red-billed Starling

All records for Dec 2022 (Show all records)

King Quail Synoicus chinensis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Seletar End / Piccadilly

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 26 Nov 2022

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Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus jotaka (species writeup) Show 6 records

Upper Seletar Reservoir Park (USRP) inc. Mandai Road Track 7 / Nee Soon Swamp Forest

Highest count: 1 individual

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Changi Business Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Old Upper Thomson Road

Highest count: 1 individual

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Bukit Brown Cemetery

Highest count: 1 individual

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve

Highest count: 3 individuals

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Dempsey Hill

Highest count: 1 individual

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Chestnut-winged Cuckoo Clamator coromandus (species writeup) Show 5 records

Central Catchment Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 11 Nov 2022

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 13 Nov 2022

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100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore, SG (1.419, 103.716)

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 19 Nov 2022

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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MacRitchie Reservoir Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Violet Cuckoo Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus (species writeup) Show 4 records

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 01 Jun 2022

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Rifle Range Link

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 06 Aug 2022

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Windsor Nature Park including Venus Drive and Venus Loop

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 04 Sep 2022

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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 25 Nov 2022

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Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides (species writeup) Show 1 record

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Malaysian Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx fugax (species writeup) Show 1 record

Central Catchment Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 20 Nov 2022

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Hodgson’s Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx nisicolor (species writeup) Show 2 records

Central Catchment Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 20 Nov 2022

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Coney Island (Serangoon Island)

Highest count: 1 individual

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Jambu Fruit Dove Ptilinopus jambu (species writeup) Show 2 records

Auto selected 1.34819, 103.77675

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 25 Nov 2022

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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

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Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus (species writeup) Show 3 records

Marina East Drive

Highest count: 5 individuals

First recorded 17 Dec 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Lim Chu Kang Lane 3

Highest count: 1 individual

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Lorong Halus Wetland (Reeds Area)

Highest count: 1 individual

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Slaty-legged Crake Rallina eurizonoides (species writeup) Show 1 record

Rochor River

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 18 Dec 2022

RC decision: Accepted

White-browed Crake Poliolimnas cinereus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Turut Track

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 24 Jul 2022

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Watercock Gallicrex cinerea (species writeup) Show 3 records

Kranji Marsh

Highest count: 1 individual

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Marina East (Gardens by the Bay: Bay East / Marina Barrage)

Highest count: 1 individual

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26 Jln Membina

Highest count: 1 individual

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Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Jurong Island

Highest count: 1 individual

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Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator (species writeup) Show 1 record

Jurong Lake Gardens (inc. Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden)

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 02 Jun 2022

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White-faced Plover Charadrius dealbatus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Marina East (Gardens by the Bay: Bay East / Marina Barrage)

Highest count: 4 individuals

Earlier record on 30 Sep 2022

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Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Central Catchment Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 16 Dec 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 08 Nov 2022

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 11 individuals

Earlier record on 08 Nov 2022

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Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 7 individuals

Earlier record on 08 Nov 2022

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Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 5 individuals

Earlier record on 08 Nov 2022

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Sanderling Calidris alba (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus (species writeup) Show 2 records

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 08 Nov 2022

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 23 Nov 2022

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Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum (species writeup) Show 2 records

Seletar End / Piccadilly

Highest count: 1 individual

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Changi Beach Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 18 Dec 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Marina East (Gardens by the Bay: Bay East / Marina Barrage)

Highest count: 1 individual

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Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus (species writeup) Show 2 records

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 8 individuals

Earlier record on 03 Jun 2022

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Straits of Johor – Raffles Marina to Mandai Mudflats

Highest count: 15 individuals

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Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster (species writeup) Show 4 records

Hindhede Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 19 Nov 2022

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Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 2 individuals

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pasir ris farmway 1

Highest count: 1 individual

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Sembawang Road (Simpang Kiri vicinity)

Highest count: 1 individual

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Black Bittern Ixobrychus flavicollis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 25 Nov 2022

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Jerdon’s Baza Aviceda jerdoni (species writeup) Show 5 records

Punggol Promenade Nature Walk

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 04 Nov 2022

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Changi Business Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 24 Nov 2022

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Southern Ridges

Highest count: 1 individual

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SBG–Healing Garden

Highest count: 1 individual

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Coney Island

Highest count: 4 individuals

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Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela (species writeup) Show 2 records

SBG–Healing Garden

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 12 Nov 2022

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Neo Tiew Harvest Lane

Highest count: 1 individual

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Bat Hawk Macheiramphus alcinus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Neo Tiew Rd

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 03 Dec 2022

RC decision: Accepted

Bat Hawk at Neo Tiew Rd on 03 Dec 2022. Photo credit: Hou Boon

Barred Eagle-Owl Bubo sumatranus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Near Singapore Quarry

Highest count: 1 individual

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Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata (species writeup) Show 1 record

Lim Chu Kang Lane 3

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 12 Nov 2022

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Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting (species writeup) Show 2 records

Hindhede Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 02 Jun 2022

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Windsor Nature Park including Venus Drive and Venus Loop

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 05 Jun 2022

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Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx erithaca (species writeup) Show 2 records

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 14 Nov 2022

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Windsor Nature Park including Venus Drive and Venus Loop

Highest count: 1 individual

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Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Marina East Drive

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 12 Dec 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Blue-rumped Parrot Psittinus cyanurus (species writeup) Show 5 records

Rifle Range Link

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 02 Jun 2022

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Windsor Nature Park including Venus Drive and Venus Loop

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 07 Jun 2022

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 16 Jul 2022

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Bukit Brown Cemetery

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 15 Aug 2022

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Upper Seletar Reservoir Park (USRP) inc. Mandai Road Track 7 / Nee Soon Swamp Forest

Highest count: 3 individuals

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Hooded Pitta Pitta sordida (species writeup) Show 1 record

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 27 Nov 2022

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Mangrove Whistler Pachycephala cinerea (species writeup) Show 1 record

Berlayer creek

Highest count: 1 individual

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Japanese Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone atrocaudata (species writeup) Show 1 record

SBG–Healing Garden

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 25 Oct 2022

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Sand Martin Riparia riparia (species writeup) Show 1 record

Neo Tiew Road

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 03 Dec 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Sand Martin at Neo Tiew on 25 Dec 2022. Photo credit: Francis Yap

Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus (species writeup) Show 2 records

Sentosa Island

Highest count: 3 individuals

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Neo Tiew Harvest Lane

Highest count: 1 individual

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Sakhalin Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus borealoides (species writeup) Show 1 record

MacRitchie Reservoir Park

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 28 Nov 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata (species writeup) Show 1 record

Lorong Halus Wetland (inc. Serangoon Reservoir and former ‘Serangoon’)

Highest count: 1 individual

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White-shouldered Starling Sturnia sinensis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Rower’s Bay Park / Seletar Club Road

Highest count: 5 individuals

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Rosy Starling Pastor roseus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Laguna National Golf and Country Club

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 04 Dec 2022

RC decision: Accepted

Siberian Thrush Geokichla sibirica (species writeup) Show 2 records

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 10 Dec 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 25 Dec 2022

RC decision: Accepted

Orange-headed Thrush Geokichla citrina (species writeup) Show 1 record

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus (species writeup) Show 4 records

Bukit Timah Summit

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 20 Nov 2022

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SBG–Healing Garden

Highest count: 5 individuals

Earlier record on 21 Nov 2022

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Rifle Range Link

Highest count: 6 individuals

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Windsor Nature Park including Venus Drive and Venus Loop

Highest count: 1 individual

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Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica (species writeup) Show 3 records

St John’s Island

Highest count: 1 individual

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Ferruginous Flycatcher Muscicapa ferruginea (species writeup) Show 2 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Green-backed Flycatcher Ficedula elisae (species writeup) Show 2 records

SBG–Healing Garden

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 20 Nov 2022

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 27 Nov 2022

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Green-backed Flycatcher at Dairy Farm Nature Park on 28 Dec 2022. Photo credit: Francis Yap

Mugimaki Flycatcher Ficedula mugimaki (species writeup) Show 7 records

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 20 Nov 2022

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Telok Blangah Hill Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 23 Nov 2022

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 27 Nov 2022

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Windsor Nature Park including Venus Drive and Venus Loop

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 28 Nov 2022

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Singapore Quarry at Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Jurong Lake Gardens (inc. Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden)

Highest count: 1 individual

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius (species writeup) Show 1 record

Strathmore Avenue

Highest count: 2 individuals

First recorded 28 Dec 2022

RC decision: Accepted

SBP (subrecords)

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Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus (species writeup) Show 1 record

MacRitchie Reservoir Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Rarity records still under review

Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia (species writeup) Show 1 record

People’s Park Centre

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 08 Dec 2022

Record under review

Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Tuas South

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 25 Dec 2022

Record under review

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Sakhalin Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus borealoides (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pasir Ris Park

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 10 Dec 2022

Record under review

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Red-billed Starling Spodiopsar sericeus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Dempsey Hill

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 26 Dec 2022

Record under review

SBP (subrecords)

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Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius (species writeup) Show 1 record

Tanjong Pagar

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 29 Dec 2022

Record under review

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Blue Rock Thrush at Tanjong Pagar on 29 Dec 2022. Photo credit: Herman Phua

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