American Cockroach

American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana)
Tampines, 11th June 2011

This cockroach was found on the pavement, and was probably killed when someone stepped on it.

Despite its name, this species is thought to have originated from tropical Africa.

Yellow Bittern

imageYellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)
Tampines, 4th May 2011


This Yellow Bittern was found at the foot of a HDB apartment block. I’m wondering if it had died after accidentally flying into a window.


Myna nestling (Acridotheres sp.)
Tampines, 4th June 2011

This young Myna had probably fallen out of the nest.

It could be either one of the two myna species commonly found in urban Singapore:

Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus)

Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)

Asian Honeybee

Asian Honeybee (Apis cerana)
Tampines, 16th June 2011

This Asian Honeybee was crawling about on a busy walkway in a disoriented manner. A passerby inadvertently stepped on it.