Ever since digital cameras became available I have been using them to take natural history pictures. I set out to see how many differnt species I could photograph and identify, and to try and understand how each creature fits into its given habitat. I made this website to display some of the things I've seen. The images were taken in various parts of Australia and noted in the labels. My identifications may not all be right, please dont hesitate to comment if you think i have it wrong
My posts usually feature Australian wildlife but recently i went on a trip over seas and visited the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore so I thought i would share the images here. Although some of the birds in the park are Asian, many of them are native to Africa and the Americas. They have a number of species of flamingos, storks and cranes, birds of prey, as well as quite a few large parrots. If you would like to see my other blog which is my trave photos to this part of the world, including,Thailand Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines.
Macaw, these birds are native to Mexico, Central and South America.
The park put on a falconry display complete with horses and costumes based on historical accounts. Falconry began in Asia, There are historical accounts of the Chinese people practicing this sport as early as 700BC
White-beaked vulture, another African bird.
Flamingos, there are three species at the park, from africa and america.
Flamingos are filter feeders, they live on brine shrimp and blue-green algae. They get their pink colouration from what they eat.
These cranes are from Africa too. Crowned Cranes.
Marabou Stork. Africa, south of the Sahara.
saddle-billed stork, from Africa.
This is a shoe-bill also form Africa
These are two differnt species of pelicans. The park has about 7 different species from various parts of the world.
Superb Starlings, threse are a native of Singapore
This is a cassowary, from the rainforests of Queensland Australia, and New guinea.
These penguins are captive bred, and are native to Africa. Black-footed penguin.