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Old Sunday 14th October 2018, 01:51   #1
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Flock of about 20 came into my backyard yesterday (Oct 14). Never seen them in the vicinity. What are they?
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Old Sunday 14th October 2018, 03:17   #2
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Purple-backed Starlings, also known as Daurian Starling. They're passage migrants, and maybe winter visitors (?). They're appearing in Singapore now, and 4 were seen in a fruiting tree in KLCC Park on 23 Sept. I see you have a fruiting tree too, which is why they visited you.
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Purple-backed Starlings, also known as Daurian Starling. They're passage migrants, and maybe winter visitors (?). They're appearing in Singapore now, and 4 were seen in a fruiting tree in KLCC Park on 23 Sept. I see you have a fruiting tree too, which is why they visited you.
Really nice! No wonder I found them familiar looking, I've seen pictures of them. I didn't even see one today. I've got a dozen or so fruiting trees in my backyard, so... How often do they come by? It's nice to have visitors. 20 or so of them :)

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