Today’s dead migratory bird is an Eastern Crowned Warbler (Phylloscopus coronatus), a small songbird species that breeds across Eurasia and is a common migrant to Singapore, where it is often found in forested areas. This bird, unfortunately, was found in the middle of Tampines estate, likely lost after a long flight.

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No better place to usher in the Chinese New Year than in the lab surrounded by close friends and loved ones.

On an unrelated note, my response this year to the question “You got girlfriend already or not?” Is “I have many, but they’re all in the freezer”.

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This is an Ashy Tailorbird (Orthotomus ruficeps) carcass, apparently collected from the Jurong Lake area.