this means that they are escapees.... which also means that they escaped from their human owners.... understand???Adzz said:hmm.. sorry, i'm pretty new to such terms, may I ask what do u mean by "escaped caged birds"?
I got this shot at bukit batok nature park, near the war memorial area. they are quite high up, 20m away? seems that there are plenty of them too around that area.
relax dude, it would be nice of you to explain the meaning, without showing signs of hostility (if u intend to with ???). i would certainly appreciate it much better. thanks.flaemer said:this means that they are escapees.... which also means that they escaped from their human owners.... understand???
Thanks, tanhb. ur explanation is certainly helpful.tanhb said:This is one of the most popular song bird in Singapore, local people call it Mata Puteh. It is very difficult to find a male Mata Puteh in the wild in Singapore, even if you found it, it's a escaped caged bird. But you can easily find a female Mata Puteh on top a tree in our HDB estate. Male Mata Puteh are keep by locals for their song whereas female are release back in to the wild.
Good effort there, Jason! :thumbsup: Thanks for the explanation, helps more people understand the different classifications for the birds here. Quite often there is confusion and misunderstanding between Breeding vs Non-Breeding, Resident vs Migratory etc., and indigenous vs introduced species. There are quite a few books relating to birds of sg and SE-asia (as well as other parts of the world), ranging from pocket book format to more detailed volumes, available at Kino or Borders. Worth a read and great help in understanding and learning more about birds and birding in general. :thumbsup:Madcat II said:Ok, pls allow me to state the various status of birds you capture in the wild...(with my limited knowledge :embrass: , pls don't flame me if I get any of these wrong)
Some terns to help you understand.
Breeding vs Non-Breeding/ Resident vs Migratory/ indigenous(native) vs introduced
Breeding birds are usually residents, but some Migratory birds do come here to raise their young before flying home. eg. Myna or Crimson Sunbird is breeding indigenous (Singapore citizen) vs Blue throated Bee-eater (visitor but breeds their young here).
Non-breeding usually = migratory, eg. Commom Kingfisher (confirm a visitor).
Residents does not always = indigenous or native as they may be introduced. eg. Lineated Barbet (PR already), they are breeding here.
As for your bird, Oriental White-eye are not indigenous to Singapore, thus they are considered escapees (escape from cage)... but I think they are breeding here, so may become PR soon.
Hope this help you guys out there who are interested in birds.
Do go buy a book, it really helps.
Such birds are normally termed escapees or escaped caged birds as they do not fall under the categories which MadCat II had listed above i.e. they are foreign birds which have been caught elsewhere and brought in to Singapore under captivity (i.e., caged). They escape due to circumstances either beyond the owner's control, or thru owner's carelessness (e.g leaving the cage door open whilst feeding etc.). Occasionally the escapees may come from aviaries such as Jurong Bird Park too, either escape thru a hole in the net or inadvertently fly out when visitors go out thru the exit/entrance.Adzz said:i'm just wondering why they must be termed escaped caged bird, can't they exist in the wild, must they escape from their owners?
haha... sorry bro... did'nt mean to be fierce.... did not realised tt it sounds so fierce to u guys.... apologies....Adzz said:Garion and Madcat II: Thanks a lot of ur guidance. Guess I will be readin more of such books to gain some understanding into this amazing species that roam the skies.