Birds Of Different Feathers – Part 3
The Sunbirds are in town and there’s a baby involved! This was my 3rd session of birding within a week and I had a great time progressing from the spotted wood owls to the laced woodpeckers and now sunbirds! It was not easy shooting these extremely lively little birds but lucky me, I made new friends, Shufeng and David, who shared very useful tips which I will employ in my next outing. Thank you! 🙂
Accordingly, Singapore has 6 species of sunbirds and 3 species of spiderhunters. The one I shot could be (needs verification) the olive-backed sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis), also known as the yellow-bellied sunbird, a specie of sunbirds found from Southern Asia to Australia. Common names for this bird include “tamsi” in the Philippines and “kelicap” in Malaysia.
Family Nectariniidae conisists of the Sunbirds and Spiderhunters. They are small birds with a decurved bill. They are sexually dimorphic, with the male having colourful plumages, while the females generally look alike. They are the Old World equivalents of hummingbirds of the New World.” – Singapore Birds. “There are 132 species in 15 genera. The family is distributed throughout Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and just reaches northern Australia. Most sunbirds feed largely on nectar, but also take insects and spiders, especially when feeding young. – Wikipedia.
Changi Village Hawker Centre is famous for its nasi lemak stall, where long queues are often seen. Stalls selling delicious wanton(fried fritters) which are recommended by many television programs and companies are also available here. Many residents living in the nearby estates of Pasir Ris, Tampines and Simei drive to Changi Village for drinks in the evening. Many of the coffeeshops are open till past midnight everyday. As of June 2012, the centre is closed for renovations. It has since reopened and business appears to be going very well as of August 2014. There is a great variety of food to choose from at the hawker stalls. – Wikipedia
Most of the food here are… to put it mildly, satisfying or harshly, mediocre at best. The nasi lemak stalls were over-rated. However, there certainly are several stalls that deserves a mention and one of them is Million Stars Goreng Pisang. The banana cake was surprising very very good in my humble opinion. There were sweet chunks of soft ripen bananas in them and although they were deep-fried, they were not too greasy.
Changi village Hawker Centre (located right next to the bus and ferry terminals).
Changi Village Road, Singapore 500002.
Million Stars Goreng Pisang
Address: Block 2, # 01-49 (inside Changi Village Hawker Centre).
Happy eating and bonding 😀