what is the national bird of singapore

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Crimson Sunbird. This image was utilized in the 2002 National Bird voting.

The National Bird of Singapore is the Crimson Sunbird, Aethopyga siparaja, which was designated by Dr. The Nature Society (Singapore) President, Shawn Lum, made this announcement and shared it with other attendees at the 6th Asian Bird Fair Fellowship Dinner held on October 31, 2015, at the Quality Hotel Marlow. In addition, the Common Rose, Pachliopta aristolochiae asteris, was designated as Singapore’s National Butterfly following 7,603 public votes from March 21–April 30, 2015.

The 6th Asian Bird Fair is a regional event that brings together Asian bird clubs and societies to promote nature tourism and bird watching in one another’s nations. Singapore is hosting this for the first time. After 13 long years, it was the perfect moment for the Nature Society (Singapore) to consider the wishes of the people and make the “first claim.” It will generate greater awareness of our natural heritage.

Voting for Singapore’s National Bird took place on May 25, 2002, during the Nature Society of Singapore’s First Nature Day at Parco Bugis Junction. After casting a total of 201,038% of the votes at the three-day event, the Crimson Sunbird emerged victorious with 40% of the total votes cast (%2038%). The Black-naped Oriole received 200 votes, the Olive-backed Sunbird received 157, the White-bellied Sea-eagle received 236 votes, and the Greater-Racket-tailed Drongo received 45 votes.

According to votes, Singapore’s National Butterfly is the Common Rose.

Voters for the Crimson Sunbird noted that it was compact, vibrant, and red, fitting the description of the “Little Red Dot” provided by the former Indonesian president. However, the majority were unaware of the historical connection to our founder, Sir Stamford Raffles. He was the one who gathered the Sunbird, gave it the name “Siparaja,” and wrote up the results in a journal.

In order to get their support, the Nature Society (Singapore) has brought this issue up with the Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth as well as other organizations.

We anticipate that this will strengthen our sense of identity as a country, our city as a garden, our biodiversity, and the business community.

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Description edit

Crimson sunbirds are tiny, only 11 cm long. Their brush-tipped tubular tongues and medium-length, thin, down-curved bills are adaptations to their nectar-feeding behavior. The mature male features maroon back and crimson breast with black malar stripes. The rump is yellow and the belly is olive. The female’s back is olive-green, her breast is yellowish, and the tips of her outer tail feathers are white. Males have a long green-blue tail throughout most of their range, but A s. nicobarica of the Nicobar Islands and the former subspecies A. the long central tail feathers of the Western Crimson Sunbird, Vigorsii, which is found in the Western Ghats of India. Their call is chee-cheewee. Male Feeding on Hibiscus sp. A male Crimson Sunbird.

Distribution and habitats edit

The crimson sunbird breeds year-round in tropical southern Asia, extending from India to Indonesia and Brunei via Nepal, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. In a tree, a suspended nest holds two or three eggs. This species occurs in forest and cultivated areas.


What is the unofficial bird of Singapore?

It is the unofficial national bird of Singapore, as declared by the Nature Society Singapore. Duration: 2 minutes and 42 seconds. 2:42 Call of crimson sunbird.

What is the national bird of Singapore Crane?

Crimson Sunbird. This was the photo used for the voting of the National Bird in 2002.

Is Crimson Sunbird native to Singapore?

Besides Singapore, the crimson sunbird is found in most of South-east Asia. It also lives in India, and Southern China, Mr OwYong said.

What is the red sunbird in Singapore?

Crimson Sunbird The males usually have distinct colouration. This is the case with the Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja). The male bird is strikingly red with dark grey under parts, a dark blue crown and tail as well as dark streaks on its face.