Birds of Singapore Blog
By the Bird Society of Singapore
Monthly Roundup: Jul 2023
The Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo was a lifer for many birders this July, as it has not been recorded in several years, and for those who missed the Great Slaty Woodpecker earlier this year, the one at Ulu Sembawang seems to be sticking around a lot longer. Unfortunately, the Black-thighed Falconet and White-chested Babbler were less obliging.
Sand plovers in Singapore: two species or three?
Might Singapore have three species of sand plover? It might seem an odd question – we usually only mention the Lesser Sand Plovers, which are pretty common, with the rare Greater sometimes turning up. What’s the third one then?
Broadbills in Singapore
How many broadbills are there in Singapore? There are two ways to answer the question: there are multiple Black-and-red Broadbill individuals flying around, and there are two species currently on the Singapore Bird Checklist - Black-and-red and Green Broadbill. There actually also used to be three other species of Broadbills in Singapore historically.