Wednesday, February 20, 2008

RBZ Supplement no. 15

The book: Wang L K, C J Hails, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement number 15 An International Journal of Southeast Asian Zoology: An Annotated Checklist of Birds in Singapore, 2007.

What a mouthful!

This book is of great help to me as it is the most recent compilation of a checklist for birds in Singapore. Out of which, a 2 hour intensive search in the museum (they have kindly lend it to me, but was not to be taken out of the museum) revealed 127 species of birds that could possibly be found in Kent Ridge or Kent Ridge Park.

The status of each bird mattered as well as "passage migrant", "winter visitor", "resident" and "introduced" gives an idea of how easily it can be found and when is the period to look for the respective birds.

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