'At 7 pm every day, thousands of Javan Mynas descend onto trees along Orchard Road, a major shopping and tourist district in Singapore. They have been the bane of retailers and shoppers for the past few years, dirtying pavements with their droppings and emitting a ferocious noise with their collective squawking. Great congregations of Javan Mynas are not uncommon in Singapore. A colonising species, the Indonesian bird was first introduced to Singapore as pets in the 1920s. Now they have out-competed its larger relative, the Common Myna, to become the most common bird in Singapore.

The artist spent a month in a tree trying to photograph these birds.'

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Onsite

Location code MON.ZHR
Language

English

Keyword

naturephotography

Publication/Creation date

2016

ISBN / ISSN

9789810983109

No of copies

1

Content type

artist monograph, 

photobook

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