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July 24, 2009

The Aviary Kingdom (Part 2/3)



Bird Park / Singapore

Do you watch Harry Potter movies? When I stepped into the World of Darkness, I thought I saw those captivating species that carry messages and packages to Hogwarts, like Hedwig, Harry’s pet Snowy Owl and Errol, the Weasley’s very clumsy Great Gray Owl.

In terms of length, the Great Gray Owl is the largest owl in the world; however, its body is lighter than most other large owls.

The World of Darkness exhibit uses a reversed lighting technique which simulates “moonlit night” that induces these nocturnal characters to come alive in the day time.

Clothes make the man, feathers makes the bird. Feathers that display a fascinating array of colours.

Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? The world’s largest known egg is bigger than a rugby ball and could make 100 omelettes! It was laid by the now extinct flightless Great Elephant Bird of Madagascar. Ostrich lays the largest egg of any living bird.

Singapore is tropical, but we have a Singaporean polar bear, not forgetting the endearing penguins kept in Penguin Expedition.

Here you get a close up view of the King Penguins standing tall and proud on the rocks…

and gliding smoothly through the water behind the 30m long window in the viewing gallery.

Jurong Bird Park has the world’s largest man-made waterfall and also the world’s largest Lory Flight Aviary, another walk-in flight aviary in the park.

There are many colourful lories around where you can see them right in front of your eyes.

Some random pics of exotic birds seen in the park. Here is a brilliantly coloured bird known as the Scarlet Ibis.

The Blue-winged Kookaburra. I find it intriguing as it’s known as a model of patience. It sits patiently for hours watching motionlessly for any movement of its prey. Wow, seems like it has all the time in the whole world for that! :P

Catch Part 1 of Singapore Jurong Bird Park | Last Part of Singapore Jurong Bird Park

15 Comments Leave your comment

  • peteformation said on July 24, 2009 6:45 pm

    Actually owls are my favourite animal. It is a beautiful and fascinating creature. Snowy owl has really nice fluffy feathers. They help us to keep pest like rats under control. Great help to farmers!

  • Zara said on July 24, 2009 9:08 pm

    Wah!

    So great lor!

  • eunice said on July 24, 2009 10:40 pm

    @peteformation: like you, as wise as an owl! :D

    @Zara: :D

  • CK said on July 25, 2009 11:47 am

    The owl make me think of the cute owl in Harry Potter. I like to watch Pengiun swim. So cute and funny.

  • Borneo Falcon said on July 26, 2009 6:10 pm

    I think those are Emperor Penguin. Watch recently on National Geographic. Penguins are excellent swimmers. Wonder whether they still swim that well in captivity. Leopard seal is their natural nemesis

  • eunice said on July 27, 2009 12:55 am

    @CK: ya funny, especially when the penguins want to enter into the water, they will walk to the edge of the rock and fall straight into the water comically.

    @Borneo Falcon: The label wrote “King Penguin”. Perhaps they are also known as “Emperor Penguin”?

  • negosyanteako.com said on July 27, 2009 6:38 am

    nice set of pics :)

  • Cecil Lee said on July 28, 2009 1:38 am

    What a wonderful aviary park you have in Singapore! I just love birds and those lories just remind me of those I fed in Gold Coast :)

  • Cecil Lee said on July 28, 2009 1:46 am

    Oh yeah, I love your Bian lian video (at your sidebar)!

  • ZQ Travel Blog said on July 28, 2009 11:13 pm

    I always visited the huge open-air bird “cage” when i am at the Jurong Bird Park.. the colorful birds are so cute and you also get to feed them and thus get up close with them.

    Thanks for the pictures~~ brings back memories :-)

    ZQ
    PassportChop.com

  • Eunice said on August 1, 2009 11:37 pm

    @Cecil: wow I hv never fed a parrot before!

    @ZQ: Those huge bird cages reminded me of Jurassic Park. :P

  • ZQ @ Travel Blog said on August 2, 2009 1:04 am

    Hi Eunice

    Just want to add here that your new blog layout is just beautiful. especially liked the rotating picture part.

    Did u design it yourself.. seems like it so from your footer notes.

    ZQ
    PassportChop.com

  • Cheap Airfare said on August 3, 2009 4:51 pm

    Nice collection of pictures!!

  • eunice said on August 5, 2009 2:23 am

    @ZQ: thx! ya designed theme myself! I’m learning…

    @Airfare: thx

  • harold b bueno said on March 22, 2010 11:26 am

    Its a great place………A dream come true the last time i been there..!

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