As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Is the crimson sunbird Singapore's national bird? Er... not official yet

NOV 2, 2015, 4:43 PM SGT

SINGAPORE - The crimson sunbird may be going through an identity crisis of sorts.
On Nov 1, the Nature Society's bird group wrote in a blog post that this bird is now the "official national bird of Singapore".

The red-breasted bird though, has been unofficially touted as Singapore's national bird since 2002, when it topped a poll on the topic organised by Nature Society.
But just when its status had seemingly been made official - along with that of the Common Rose butterfly - there was another twist.

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