Sunday, June 24, 2012

Waxbill of Singapore

Waxbills are estrildid finches (Family: Estrildidae)that are not native to Singapore. These are small and brightly coloured songbirds, popularly sought after as cage birds. They are African in origin and are brought here by the bird trade. and believed are released during certain religious festivals. They are now not difficult to find in empty grassland at various part of Singapore, such as Lorong Halus.

What impact they posed to native birds remained unknown, nevertheless they are beautiful subject to photograph...
and video too! Have fun with this short clip by Black-rumped Waxbill (E. troglodytes)!