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


YC said...

Yes, they have invaded my area recently. Previously we got many long-tailed parakeets but during the last few months I have been seeing these instead.

Sivasothi said...

See The Exotic Village Birds of Changi!.

Lam Chun See said...

Hi Kevin, I stumbled on your website from the link at Bullockcartwater. I must say your pictures are really stunning. I am really inspired to follow your example. But shy to say, I usually set to 'auto' only.

But anyway, I will try to send you what lousy shots I take.

Kevin said...

heh.. actually most of them are not shot by me.. esp the recent posts. note the subject heading. :)

Lam Chun See said...

Hi Kevin, I think you are just the person we are looking for.

At my blog, my friends and I are trying to figure the name of a plant which is found at the roadside of Seletar Farmway. The 'seeds' of this plant are used as 'bullets' for our kampong days toy gun. Pls see this Quiz for details.

Many thanks.