Jurong Bird Park, Singapore

Park logo and parrots
The parrots are real

The last stage of my recent holiday was a two-day stop-over in Singapore. It gave me time (at last) to get to the Jurong Bird Park, some distance (by Singapore standards) from the city centre – about an hour by train and bus.

It was well worth the effort. The park is beautifully laid out and maintained (everything in Singapore is well maintained), and the birdlife on display is stunningly beautiful. Flamingos? Three species. Parrots? Too many to count, and including lots of South American and African species as well as the Aussies. Birds of prey? Of course, and a falconry museum to go with them. Toucans and hornbills? Marabou Stork? Ostrich? Of course. Penguins? Yes – four or five species in an large airconditioned building with a glass-walled pool so we could see them ‘flying’ under water.

The photos below are merely a small selection of the many I took on the day. Clicking on any of them will open a larger version and let you view all of them as a slideshow, as usual.

Penguins – King, Humboldt and (in the background) Fairy
pink flamingoes
The brightly coloured Caribbean Flamingo.
grey wading birds
Grey Crowned-crane
yellow bird
A smaller bird, local or exotic, found flying freely around the park
Feeding time in the Pelican Pool.
The local mynahs are black and charcoal rather than black and brown but are the same as ours in all other ways
gold and green parrots
Golden Conures, from South America
Photo-op with Greater Flamingos
Photo-op with Greater Flamingos
Scheepmaker's Crowned Pigeon - a big bird, about the size of domestic hen
Scheepmaker’s Crowned Pigeon – a big bird, about the size of domestic hen


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