List of birds of Singapore

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Crested goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus) perched on the balcony of a 12th floor condominium along Bedok South Avenue 1 on 8 May 2013

Singapore has 385 species of birds on the checklist.[1] In addition to these are some ornamental birds, escapees and free-ranging birds from the Singapore Zoo or Jurong Bird Park, making a total of more than 400 bird species.

Contents

Abundance[edit]

Status[edit]

Locations[edit]

There are many locations for bird-watching in Singapore. The habitats include forests, mangroves, rivers, coasts, grasslands, woodlands, marshes and offshore islands.

Nature Reserves[2][edit]

Offshore Islands[3][edit]

There are many islands surrounding mainland Singapore. They often have names carrying the word "pulau" (P.), meaning "island" (Is.) in the Malay language.

Rivers[5][edit]

There are many rivers in Singapore. They often have names carrying the word "sungei" (S.), meaning "river" in the Malay language.

Coasts[edit]

There are many coastal habitats around mainland Singapore.

Parks and Gardens[6][edit]

There are many parks and gardens in Singapore. Some of them contain lakes, mangroves, forests, quarries or rivers. Others like Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West (AMK TGW) is a park in the middle of a town. Satay by the Bay (SBTB) is a part of the bigger Gardens by the Bay at the south-eastern end of Singapore (formerly Marina South).

Cemeteries[edit]

Cemeteries, present or past, are good nature areas because they are left undisturbed most of the time.

Other locations[edit]

The other locations include reclaimed lands, woodlands and military grounds.

List of birds[edit]

Order Galliformes (Fowls)[edit]

Family Phasianidae (Pheasants and relatives)

Order Anseriformes (Waterfowls)[edit]

Family Anatidae (Ducks, geese and swans)

Order Podicipediformes (Grebes)[edit]

Family Podicepidae

Order Procellariiformes (Tubenoses)[edit]

Family Hydrobatidae (Storm-petrels)

Family Procellariidae (Shearwaters)

Order Pelecaniformes (Pelicans and relatives)[edit]

Family Pelecanidae (Pelicans)

Family Sulidae (Gannets and boobies)

Family Fregatidae (Frigatebirds)

Family Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and shags)

Family Anhingidae (Darters)

Family Phaethontidae (Tropicbirds)

Order Ciconiiformes (Herons and relatives)[edit]

Family Ciconiidae (Storks)

Family Ardeidae (Herons, egrets and bitterns)

Family Threskiornithidae (Ibises and spoonbills)

Order Falconiformes (Birds of prey)[10][edit]

Family Pandionidae (Osprey)

Family Accipitridae (Eagles, hawks and relatives)

Family Falconidae (Falcons and relatives)

Order Turniciformes (Buttonquails)[edit]

Family Turnicidae (Buttonquails)

Order Gruiformes (Cranes and relatives)[edit]

Family Heliornithidae (Finfoots)

Family Gruidae (Cranes)

Family Rallidae (Rails and relatives)

Order Charadriiformes (Shorebirds)[edit]

Family Charadriidae (Plovers and lapwings)

Family Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and relatives)[edit]

Family Rostratulidae (Painted snipes)[edit]

Family Jacanidae (Jacanas)[edit]

Family Burhinidae (Thickknees)[edit]

Family Recurvirostridae (Stilts and avocets)[edit]

Family Glareolidae (Pratincoles and coursers)[edit]

Family Stercorariidae (Skuas and jaegers)[12][edit]

Family Laridae (Gulls and terns)[edit]

Order Columbiformes (Pigeons)[edit]

Family Columbidae (Pigeons)

Order Psittaciformes (Parrots)[edit]

Family Cacatuidae (Cockatoos)

Family Psittacidae (Parrots)

Order Cuculiformes (Cuckoos and relatives)[edit]

Family Cuculidae (Cuckoos)

Order Strigiformes (Owls)[edit]

Family Tytonidae (Barn and bay owls)

Family Strigidae (Typical owls)

Order Caprimulgiformes (Nightjars and relatives)[edit]

Family Caprimulgidae (Nightjars)

Order Apodiformes (Swifts)[edit]

Family Hemiprocnidae (Treeswifts)

Family Apodidae (True swifts)

Order Coraciiformes (Kingfishers and relatives)[edit]

Family Coraciidae (Rollers)

Family Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)

Family Meropidae (Bee-eaters)

Family Phoeniculidae (Wood-hoopoes)

Family Bucerotidae (Hornbills)

Order Trogoniformes (Trogons)[edit]

Family Trogonidae (Trogons)

Order Piciformes (Woodpeckers and relatives)[edit]

Family Megalaimidae (Barbets)

Family Picidae (Woodpeckers)

Order Passeriformes (Perching birds)[edit]

Family Pittidae (Pittas)[edit]

Family Eurylaimidae (Broadbills)[edit]

Family Acanthizidae (Gerygones and relatives)[edit]

Family Pachycephalidae (Whistlers and relatives)[edit]

Family Dicruridae (Drongos)[edit]

Family Rhipiduridae (Fantails)[edit]

Family Monarchidae (Monarchs, paradise flycatchers)[edit]

Family Prionopidae (Helmetshrikes and relatives)[edit]

Family Campephagidae (Cuckooshrikes, trillers, minivets and relatives)[edit]

Family Oriolidae (Old World orioles)[edit]

Family Corvidae (Crows and relatives)[edit]

Family Irenidae (Fairy bluebirds)[edit]

Family Chloropseidae (Leafbirds)[edit]

Family Laniidae (Shrikes)[edit]

Family Aegithinidae (Ioras)[edit]

Family Turdidae (Thrushes)[edit]

Family Muscicapidae (Old World flycatchers)[edit]

Family Sturnidae (Starlings, mynas, oxpeckers)[edit]

Family Hirundinidae (Swallows)[edit]

Family Pycnonotidae (Bulbuls)[edit]

Family Phylloscopidae (Leaf warblers)[edit]

Family Acrocephalidae (Reed warblers)[edit]

Family Locustellidae (Grass warblers)[edit]

Family Cisticolidae (Cisticolas and allies)[edit]

Family Timaliidae (Old World babblers)[edit]

Family Zosteropidae (White-eyes)[edit]

Family Dicaeidae (Flowerpeckers)[edit]

Family Nectariniidae (Sunbirds and spiderhunters)[edit]

Family Motacillidae (Wagtails, pipits and relatives)[edit]

Family Ploceidae (Weavers and relatives)[edit]

Family Estrildidae (Estrildid finches)[edit]

Family Viduidae (Indigobirds and whydahs)[edit]

Family Fringillidae (True finches)[edit]

Family Emberizidae (Buntings and relatives)[edit]

Family Passeridae (Old World sparrows)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Singapore Bird Checklist". Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "National Reserves". Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Islands of Singapore". Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Checklist of Birds of Pulau Ubin". Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Reservoirs and Rivers". Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Parks and Gardens". Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "First record of Wilson's Storm Petrel in Singapore". 
  8. ^ "First record of Short-tailed Shearwater in Singapore". 
  9. ^ "First record of Asian Openbill in Singapore". 
  10. ^ "Singapore Raptors". 
  11. ^ "First record of Amur Falcon in Singapore". 
  12. ^ "The three skuas". 
  13. ^ Roselaar, C.S.; J.P. Michels. ". Systematic notes on Asian birds. 48. Nomenclatural chaos untangled, resulting in the naming of the formally undescribed Cacatua species from the Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia (Psittaciformes: Cacatuidae)". Zool. Verh. Leiden 350: 183–196.