Birdwatching in Singapore

When a long-tailed parakeet flew overhead while I was swimming today, I realized that with the exception of the post about being attacked by a crow, I had not written about the birds of Singapore.

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The first time I saw one of these beautiful, bright green birds, I thought someone’s pet must have escaped.  It wasn’t until later that I learned that the long-tailed parakeet is native to South East Asia.  Now, whenever I hear their distinctive call I look up and smile.

For a ‘birder’ visiting Singapore who does not have the time to seek out the many different kinds of birds that live here, I recommend a visit to Jurong Bird Park.  It is the largest bird park in Asia.

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