Birds of Seletar Airbase

This checklist is based on the results of bird surveys carried by the Nature Society’s Bird Group on 28 May, 16 November, 28 and 29 December 2006 in several areas including the Seletar East Camp — with contributions of sightings from other birdwatchers outside the surveys dates.


Conservation Status
# Nationally Near-threatened Species
## Nationally Threatened Species
* Globally Near-threatened Species
** Globally Threatened Species

A : Abundant
C : Common
U : Uncommon
R : Rare

RB : Resident Breeder
R (B) : Resident, but Breeding not Proven
WV : Winter Visitor
PM : Passage Migrant
MB : Migrant Breeder
NBV : Non-breeding Visitor
I : Introduced

Common Name Scientific Name Abundance/ Status
1. Sunda Woodpecker Dendrocopus moluccensis A/RB
2. Common Flameback Dinopium javanense C/RB
3. Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala C/RB
4. Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis C/RB & WV
5. Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis C/WV
6. Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis U/RB
7. White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis C/RB
8. Collared Kingfisher Todirhampus chloris A/RB
9. Blue-throated Bee-eater Merops viridis C/MB
10. Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus C/WV
11. Drongo Cuckoo ## Surniculus lugubris U/RB & WV
12. Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea C/RB & WV
13. Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis C/RB
14. Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri U/IRB
15. Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri C/IRB
16. Long-tailed Parakeet Psittacula longicauda C/RB
17. Black-nest Swiftlet Collocalia maxima C/RB
18. Edible-nest Swiftlet Collocalia fuciphaga C/RB
19. House Swift Apus nipalensis C/RB
20. Rock Pigeon Columba livia A/IRB
21. Spotted Wood Owl ## Strix seloputo R/RB
22. Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus C/RB
23. Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis A/RB
24. Zebra Dove Geopelia striata C/RB
25. Pink-necked Green-Pigeon Treron vernans A/RB
26. Slaty-breasted Rail Gallirallus striatus C/RB
27. White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus C/RB & WV
28. Common Sandpiper Tringa hypoleucos C/WV & PM
29. Osprey Pandion haliaetus C/NBV
30. Black Baza Aviceda leuphotes C/WV & PM
31. Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus C/WV & PM
32. Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus C/RB
33. Black Kite Milvus migrans U/WV
34. Brahminy Kite Haliastur Indus C/RB
35. White-bellied Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster C/RB
36. Grey-headed Fish-eagle ## * Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus R/RB
37. Crested Serpent Eagle ## Spilornis cheela R/R(B)
38. Chinese Goshawk Accipiter soloensis U/PM
39. Japanese Sparrowhawk Accipiter gularis C/WV & PM
40. Changeable Hawk Eagle ## Spizaetus cirrhatus R/RB
41. Little Egret Egretta garzetta C/WV
42. Grey Heron ## Ardea cinerea C/RB
43. Purple Heron # Ardea purpurea C/RB
44. Great Egret Casmerodius albus C/WV
45. Striated Heron Butorides striatus C/RB & WV
46. Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus eurhythmus C/RB & WV
47. Golden-bellied Gerygone Gerygone sulphurea C/RB
48. Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus C/WV & PM
49. House Crow Corvus splendens C/IRB
50. Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos C/RB
51. Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis C/RB
52. Ashy Minivet Pericrocptus divaricatus C/WV & PM
53. Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus C/WV & PM
54. Asian Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi C/WV & PM
55. Common Iora Aegithina tiphia C/RB
56. Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica C/WV & PM
57. Yellow-rumped Flycatcher Ficedula zanthopygia C/PM
58. Oriental Magpie Robin ## Copsychus saularis U/RB
59. Asian Glossy Starling Aplonis panayensis C/RB
60. Purple-backed Starling Sturnus sturninus C/WV & PM
61. White-shouldered Starling Sturnus sinensis U/WV & PM
62. Common Myna Acridotheres tristis C/RB
63. Javan Myna Acridotheres javanicus A/IRB
64. Hill Myna # Gracula religiosa U/RB
65. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica A/WV & PM
66. Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica C/RB
67. Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica U/PM
68. Yellow-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus goiavier C/RG
69. Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis C/RB
70. Yellow-bellied Prinia Prinia flaviventris C/RB
71. Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius C/RB
72. Ashy Tailorbird Orthotomus ruficeps C/RB
73. Artic Warbler Phyllosc opus borealis C/WV & PM
74. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum cruentatum C/RB
75. Plain-throated Sunbird Anthreptes malacensis C/RB
76. Olive-backed Sunbird Nectarinia jugularis C/RB
77. Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus C/RB (I ?)
78. Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus C/RB
79. Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus U/RB
80. Scaly-breasted Munia Longchura punctulata C/RB


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