After a few days of live birds it’s back to dead birds again. Received a call today informing me of this dead Long-tailed Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda) found between blocks 2 and 3 at NIE. Poor thing looks like it must’ve smacked into glass and sustained some internal injury as it was found bleeding from the beak.

Also, I checked. It’s definitely not resting or pining for the fjords.

Source: David Tan Instagram

Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) feature prominently in children’s literature, but never before have I handled one with my own hands.

Unfortunately, in this instance this Barn Swallow had the misfortune of flying into a glass panel at the NTU Art, Design and Media block, and will now rest in the natural history museum’s collection, where it will contribute to our ongoing research into the bird world.

Source: David Tan Instagram

Zhong Tenghui encountered a Plantain Squirrel (Callosciurus notatus) at ADM, NTU.

They are usually not spotted until they start to scamper energetically across the ground or trees since they are very quiet.

They easily identifiable by the cream & black stripes across their sides & chestnut-brown underbelly, and are fairly common in campuses too.

Unfortunately, this one died due to unknown reasons.

Source: Campus Creatures Facebook

Blue-eared Kingfisher

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Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) campus, 8th March 2012

This photograph of a blue-eared kingfisher carcass was taken by Ho Yong Sheng and shared by Gabriel Zhou.

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