In addition to the birds and mammals we expected at Uncle Sin's and Mr Yao's ponds. We had a couple of bonuses, which weren't on our target list. These species can be found in Singapore but not in the open like we've seen them at the watering holes.
|Banded Bay Cuckoo|
The Banded Bay Cuckoo (an uncommon resident in Singapore) can be heard in our secondary forest but don't count on seeing this cuckoo out in the open. We were pleasantly surprised when one individual dropped in for a drink on a very hot day.
The Green-billed Malkoha although classified as a cuckoo is non-parasitic. It is one of those birds that stay in the canopy and is quite difficult to see in the open. They also have very long tails, which makes them a challenge to photograph.
Add to these a pair woodpeckers (male and female Streak-breasted) and a King Cobra.