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.





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.


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


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, 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]


  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.