Birds Of Paradise @ Jurong Bird Park 裕廊飞禽公园

Desmond had his annual leave this week and suggested going to Jurong Bird Park for our first photography session. I seldom get to see Ngan in person but I have learnt a few photography tricks from him online and so I agreed eagerly.

On 5th February, we had a quick lunch at an outdoor food court at Boon Lay MRT and took bus service 194 to our destination.

Economic Rice consisted of Steamed Egg Custard, Tofu, Otak, Cabbage, Pork for S$6.40<br />Taste was alright.

Economic Rice consisted of Steamed Egg Custard, Tofu, Otak, Cabbage, Pork for S$6.40
Taste was alright.

After our excursion, I brought Desmond to West Coast Clementi Street 2 for food. I remembered the XO Fish Head Bee Hoon Soup to be very nice. However, the broth was different this time and upon enquiry confirmed my suspicion that the stall had changed hands. The taste was not too bad but to our horror, the cook must have been a very humourous psychic! Did we smell like birds? There were quite a few caterpillars in our meal!!!

Can you find it?

Can you find it?

Seriously??? Two bad meals on my two excursions!!! Okay, let’s put the yucky incidents behind…

Desmond and I at the entrance of the Jurong Bird Park.

Desmond and I (taking his pic, duh!) at the entrance of the Jurong Bird Park.

We managed to catch two shows “High Flyers” and “King of the Skies” at 3pm and 4pm.

Jurong Bird Park which opened on 3rd January 1971 is a 20.2 hectare open concept park. It is Asia Pacific’s largest bird park and home to more than 8000 birds of about 600 species from around the world.

I may have gotten some of the birds’ names wrong so please do correct and help me identify them if you know. Thank you.

Birds of Prey:

White-tailed Sea Eagle. The White-tailed Eagle is a very large bird. It measures 66–94 cm (26–37 in) in length with a 1.78–2.45 m (5.8–8.0 ft) wingspan.  The wingspan, with a midpoint of 2.18 m (7.2 ft), is on average the largest of any eagle.

White-tailed Sea Eagle.
The White-tailed Eagle is a very large bird. It measures 66–94 cm (26–37 in) in length with a 1.78–2.45 m (5.8–8.0 ft) wingspan.
The wingspan, with a midpoint of 2.18 m (7.2 ft), is on average the largest of any eagle.

White-tailed Sea Eagle

White-tailed Sea Eagle

Cinereous Vulture

Cinereous Vulture

Brahminy Kite

Brahminy Kite

Nocturnal Predators:

Eurasian Eagle owl

Eurasian Eagle owl

Bengal Eagle Owl

Bengal Eagle Owl

Malay Fish Owl

Malay Fish Owl

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl

Caribbean Flamingos have 3 colours on their bills: grey at the base, pink in the middle and black at the tip.

Macaw Island:

Macaws

Macaws

Scarlet Macaws

Scarlet Macaws

Blue & Gold Macaw

Blue & Gold Macaw

Rufus Hornbill

Rufus Hornbill

Toco Toucan

Toco Toucan

Mynah

Mynah

Superb Starling

Superb Starling

Humming Bird

Humming Bird

Grey Crowned Crane

Grey Crowned Crane

Wood Ducks:

Carolina Wood Duck

Carolina Wood Duck

Mandarin Duck. The Mandarin Ducks are considered to be the most beautiful ducks in the world. The male is pristine-looking and striking. It has a red bill, white and reddish face, "whiskers", a purple breast, and during the breeding season, has distinct orange "sail" feathers at the back. Originated in East Asia, Mandarin Ducks are held in special regard by the Chinese and Japanese as a symbol of marital bliss and conjugal fidelity because they tend to stay together year after year, unlike most other species of ducks.

Mandarin Duck.
The Mandarin Ducks are considered to be the most beautiful ducks in the world.
The male is pristine-looking and striking.
It has a red bill, white and reddish face, “whiskers”, a purple breast, and during the breeding season, has distinct orange “sail” feathers at the back.
Originated in East Asia, Mandarin Ducks are held in special regard by the Chinese and Japanese as a symbol of marital bliss and conjugal fidelity because they tend to stay together year after year, unlike most other species of ducks.

Javan Tree Duck

Javan Tree Duck

Spotted Tree Ducks:

Spotted at The Riverine:

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill

Storks:

Yellow-billed Stork

Yellow-billed Stork

Saddle-billed Stork

Saddle-billed Stork

Milky Stork

Milky Stork

Pelican Cove (There are many types of Pelicans not shown):

Great White Pelican

Great White Pelican

Swan Lake (There are Black-neck Swans and Black Swans not shown):

Mute Swan

Mute Swan

Birds like the Ostrich, the unique, blue-headed Double-Wattled Cassowary, the Rhea and the Emu are descendants of dinosaurs.

Ostrich

Ostrich

Yellow-naped Amazon

Yellow-naped Amazon

I had spent hours but still could not identify some of these birds:

Are these Lovebirds?

Are these Lovebirds?

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Is this also a Milky Stork?

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Jurong Bird Park-0297

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Did you know that there’s a plant named Birds of Paradise (besides the real Birds of Paradise)?

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

Jurong Bird Park

Jurong Bird Park

Jurong Bird Park 裕廊飞禽公园
Address: 2 Jurong Hill,
Singapore 628925.

Tel: (+65) 6265 0022.

Opening hours: Daily
8.30am to 6pm
(Last ticket sale at 5.30pm)

Admission Fee (2014):
Adult: S$25
*Child: S$16
**Senior Citizen: S$10

All prices are in Singapore dollars and inclusive of 7% GST.
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Singapore residents enjoy 15% off Jurong Bird Park admission tickets purchased onsite at our ticketing counters. Present valid Singapore Citizen IC, Singapore Permanent Resident IC, Employment Pass, Work Permit or other proof of residence during purchase. Terms and conditions apply.

* Admission for child below 3 years old is free. School groups are to pre-register with the Education department.

** Senior Citizen admission only applicable for Singaporean or Singapore PR aged 60 and above. Senior citizens are required to present proof of identification.

Happy discovering 🙂

Click here to see other food I had with Desmond.

Click here to view more photos from my Bird Park outing.

Information credit on White-tailed Sea Eagle wingspan and Mandarin Duck: Wikipedia and Jurong Bird Park website respectively.

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Comments
7 Responses to “Birds Of Paradise @ Jurong Bird Park 裕廊飞禽公园”
  1. Lignum Draco says:

    Caterpillars? And you still ate it?

  2. Laura Lynn says:

    I saw the caterpillar! Yikes. But in some places they are a delicacy! Not in my place, though. Love love love your bird shots. They are so beautiful. The colours came out pristine! I think the eagle owl is my favorite. And the reflection shot of the milky stork. very lovely indeed. I hope you take more bird shots and animal shots. You have a real gift.

    • Sam Han says:

      Thank you Laura 🙂 I’m on borrowed camera and lens from my daughter, lol… My camera’s SD card slot is jammed and I haven’t sent it for repair. I have been procrastinating lately.

      Hope you go to the zoo soon and show me the animals on your side of world 🙂

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