Seashore hunter

Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus), along Changi Beach, 16 Oct 2009. I love watching this tuneful, adaptable bird. They were at Changi beach today too, hunting along the tidal margin of the shoreline.

Read about “The ubiquitous Javan Myna” on the Bird Ecology Study Group.


It’s about time we learn about the life of an old resident of Singapore – “Uncommon Tales of a Common Monkey” by Amanda Tan (Fri 04 Oct 2013: 7.30pm @ SBG)

"Uncommon Tales of a Common Monkey"
By Amanda Tan

Friday 04 Oct 2013: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
@ Function Hall, Singapore Botanic Gardens Botany Centre
(near Tangline Gate; map)
Register if you can, at the event page.

About the talk – The Long-tailed Macaque is Southeast Asia’s most common monkey. It is also Singapore’s most prominent native mammal, perhaps for all the wrong reasons. Those who have yet to see these iconic animals in our parks and reserves would have read about them in the local papers – snatching food, scaring off children and raiding homes. But how much do we really know about this highly adaptable and intelligent primate? In this talk, primatologist-in-training at NTU Amanda Tan will share some lesser known facts, from what makes Singapore’s macaques unique, to the recent rediscovery of stone tool use by wild macaques in Thailand.