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Birds found in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, featuring images of Kingfishers, Bee-Eaters, Sunbirds, Striated Heron and Bittern

Symphony Lake is a splendid place to observe wild birds, especially kingfishers and bee-eaters. I found the best time to visit is in the afternoons at which time I've seen small flocks of collared kingfisher taking fish from the lake and bee-eaters, which I assume, are also taking insects near or at the surface. Other individuals birds that perch ready to pounce on fish include the stork billed kingfisher, common kingfisher, striated heron and bittern.

Sunbirds frequent the Heliconia flowerbeds near the Chopin sculpture, and both collared and stork billed kingfisher hunt in the quieter parts of the garden. For example along the Red Brick Path, which runs from the National Park Headquarters to the car park at Cluny Park Gate, the kingfishers perch in trees ready swoop down to take insects such as grasshoppers from the lawns.

Image gallery of birds in the Botanic Gardens featuring:

Featuring Kingfishers: Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris), Stork-Billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis) and the Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).

Other featured birds: Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops viridis), Olive-Backed Sunbird (Nectarina jugularis), Striated Heron (Butorides striatus) and Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis).