Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri spotted in Changi Village by chngpe01
An informative post in CS by chngpe01
"The Red-breasted Parakeet, also known as the Moutacheed Parakeet, are not natives of Singapore and was originally found only in Java and Bali.
Together with many others species of parrots and parakeets, the Red-breasted Parakeet were introduced to Singapore 3-4 decades ago through the bird trade. Most have established themselves in Singapore and have feral (i.e. tame birds that returned to the wild) breeding populations.
These parakeets are found at Changi Village around the village Angsana trees along the main road and they actually nest in tree holes found on those trees. So if you are in the vicinity do look out for them and others
More info can be found here
Posted by Kevin at 2:05 PM