Rarities

This page contains the species in our checklist which are currently categorised as rarities. Please submit records of these species/taxa, as well as records of species new for Singapore, through our submission form.
Number of accepted records
Species All time Last 10 years All records compiled?
Cotton Pygmy Goose
Nettapus coromandelianus
3 3 In progress
Garganey
Spatula querquedula
0 0 In progress
Northern Shoveler
Spatula clypeata
8 0 Yes
Gadwall
Mareca strepera
2 1 Yes
Eurasian Wigeon
Mareca penelope
2 1 Yes
Northern Pintail
Anas acuta
5 2 Yes
Tufted Duck
Aythya fuligula
2 1 Yes
Malaysian Eared Nightjar
Lyncornis temminckii
0 0 In progress
Whiskered Treeswift
Hemiprocne comata
5 0 Yes
Silver-rumped Spinetail
Rhaphidura leucopygialis
1 0 Yes
White-throated Needletail
Hirundapus caudacutus
24 23 Yes
Silver-backed Needletail
Hirundapus cochinchinensis
1 1 In progress
Common Swift
Apus apus
2 2 Yes
Jacobin Cuckoo
Clamator jacobinus
2 2 Yes
Asian Emerald Cuckoo
Chrysococcyx maculatus
4 4 Yes
Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo
Chrysococcyx basalis
0 0 In progress
Himalayan Cuckoo
Cuculus saturatus
2 0 Yes
Oriental Turtle Dove
Streptopelia orientalis
1 1 Yes
Cinnamon-headed Green Pigeon
Treron fulvicollis
27 17 Yes
Little Green Pigeon
Treron olax
16 2 Yes
Orange-breasted Green Pigeon
Treron bicinctus
1 0 Yes
Ashy-headed Green Pigeon
Treron phayrei
1 1 Yes
Mountain Imperial Pigeon
Ducula badia
2 1 Yes
Masked Finfoot
Heliopais personatus
3 0 Yes
Common Moorhen
Gallinula chloropus
0 0 In progress
Grey-headed Swamphen
Porphyrio poliocephalus
0 0 In progress
Band-bellied Crake
Zapornia paykullii
4 4 Yes
Slaty-legged Crake
Rallina eurizonoides
13 9 Yes
Little Grebe
Tachybaptus ruficollis
0 0 In progress
Beach Stone-curlew
Esacus magnirostris
8 0 Yes
Black-winged Stilt
Himantopus himantopus
6 6 In progress
Pied Stilt
Himantopus leucocephalus
2 2 Yes
Grey-headed Lapwing
Vanellus cinereus
8 6 Yes
Common Ringed Plover
Charadrius hiaticula
21 0 Yes
White-faced Plover
Charadrius dealbatus
0 0 In progress
Javan Plover
Charadrius javanicus
1 1 Yes
Greater Sand Plover
Charadrius leschenaultii
0 0 In progress
Oriental Plover
Charadrius veredus
10 4 Yes
Pheasant-tailed Jacana
Hydrophasianus chirurgus
33 8 Yes
Little Curlew
Numenius minutus
2 0 Yes
Far Eastern Curlew
Numenius madagascariensis
4 0 Yes
Eurasian Curlew
Numenius arquata
0 0 In progress
Black-tailed Godwit
Limosa limosa
0 0 In progress
Great Knot
Calidris tenuirostris
1 1 In progress
Red Knot
Calidris canutus
5 1 Yes
Ruff
Calidris pugnax
20 1 Yes
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Calidris falcinellus
0 0 In progress
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Calidris acuminata
4 0 Yes
Long-toed Stint
Calidris subminuta
0 0 In progress
Spoon-billed Sandpiper
Calidris pygmaea
3 0 Yes
Sanderling
Calidris alba
0 0 In progress
Little Stint
Calidris minuta
2 2 Yes
Pectoral Sandpiper
Calidris melanotos
1 0 Yes
Asian Dowitcher
Limnodromus semipalmatus
0 0 In progress
Swinhoe's Snipe
Gallinago megala
11 5 Yes
Red-necked Phalarope
Phalaropus lobatus
4 2 Yes
Green Sandpiper
Tringa ochropus
9 3 Yes
Grey-tailed Tattler
Tringa brevipes
0 0 In progress
Spotted Redshank
Tringa erythropus
7 0 Yes
Nordmann's Greenshank
Tringa guttifer
4 0 Yes
Small Pratincole
Glareola lactea
5 1 Yes
Brown-headed Gull
Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus
3 0 Yes
Black-headed Gull
Chroicocephalus ridibundus
31 7 Yes
Gull-billed Tern
Gelochelidon nilotica
31 11 Yes
Caspian Tern
Hydroprogne caspia
5 1 Yes
Common Tern
Sterna hirundo
0 0 In progress
Pomarine Jaeger
Stercorarius pomarinus
2 0 Yes
Parasitic Jaeger
Stercorarius parasiticus
14 11 Yes
Long-tailed Jaeger
Stercorarius longicaudus
6 3 Yes
White-tailed Tropicbird
Phaethon lepturus
1 1 Yes
Wedge-tailed Shearwater
Ardenna pacifica
2 1 Yes
Short-tailed Shearwater
Ardenna tenuirostris
15 13 Yes
Bulwer's Petrel
Bulweria bulwerii
3 3 Yes
Asian Openbill
Anastomus oscitans
6 6 Yes
Lesser Frigatebird
Fregata ariel
15 6 Yes
Red-footed Booby
Sula sula
7 6 Yes
Brown Booby
Sula leucogaster
4 2 Yes
Glossy Ibis
Plegadis falcinellus
5 1 Yes
Indian Pond Heron
Ardeola grayii
14 13 Yes
Javan Pond Heron
Ardeola speciosa
0 0 In progress
Chinese Egret
Egretta eulophotes
1 1 In progress
Himalayan Vulture
Gyps himalayensis
5 5 In progress
Cinereous Vulture
Aegypius monachus
1 1 Yes
Short-toed Snake Eagle
Circaetus gallicus
18 6 Yes
Bat Hawk
Macheiramphus alcinus
2 0 Yes
Rufous-bellied Eagle
Lophotriorchis kienerii
0 0 In progress
Booted Eagle
Hieraaetus pennatus
1 1 In progress
Steppe Eagle
Aquila nipalensis
6 0 Yes
Eastern Imperial Eagle
Aquila heliaca
7 1 Yes
Shikra
Accipiter badius
2 2 Yes
Besra
Accipiter virgatus
10 9 Yes
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Accipiter nisus
5 4 Yes
Pied Harrier
Circus melanoleucos
3 3 In progress
Eastern Buzzard
Buteo japonicus
0 0 In progress
Common Buzzard
Buteo buteo
0 0 In progress
Northern Boobook
Ninox japonica
18 16 Yes
Oriental Scops Owl
Otus sunia
2 2 In progress
Short-eared Owl
Asio flammeus
7 1 Yes
Barred Eagle-Owl
Bubo sumatranus
1 1 In progress
Brown Wood Owl
Strix leptogrammica
4 1 Yes
Black Hornbill
Anthracoceros malayanus
14 9 Yes
Pied Kingfisher
Ceryle rudis
1 0 Yes
White-bellied Woodpecker
Dryocopus javensis
29 0 Yes
Crimson-winged Woodpecker
Picus puniceus
8 0 Yes
Buff-rumped Woodpecker
Meiglyptes tristis
5 5 Yes
Great Slaty Woodpecker
Mulleripicus pulverulentus
3 1 Yes
Black-thighed Falconet
Microhierax fringillarius
7 3 Yes
Lesser Kestrel
Falco naumanni
2 0 Yes
Common Kestrel
Falco tinnunculus
1 1 In progress
Amur Falcon
Falco amurensis
4 3 Yes
Eurasian Hobby
Falco subbuteo
1 1 Yes
Black-and-red Broadbill
Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos
4 2 Yes
Green Broadbill
Calyptomena viridis
3 3 Yes
Fairy Pitta
Pitta nympha
2 2 Yes
Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike
Hemipus hirundinaceus
12 12 Yes
Large Woodshrike
Tephrodornis virgatus
1 1 Yes
Scarlet Minivet
Pericrocotus speciosus
21 1 Yes
Lesser Cuckooshrike
Lalage fimbriata
4 0 Yes
Mangrove Whistler
Pachycephala cinerea
1 1 In progress
White-bellied Erpornis
Erpornis zantholeuca
1 1 Yes
Hair-crested Drongo
Dicrurus hottentottus
1 1 Yes
Ashy Drongo
Dicrurus leucophaeus
1 1 In progress
Black Drongo
Dicrurus macrocercus
6 6 In progress
Black-naped Monarch
Hypothymis azurea
20 7 Yes
Indian Paradise Flycatcher
Terpsiphone paradisi
2 2 Yes
Malayan Black Magpie
Platysmurus leucopterus
1 1 Yes
Japanese Tit
Parus minor
4 4 Yes
Eurasian Skylark
Alauda arvensis
1 1 Yes
Buff-vented Bulbul
Iole crypta
4 0 Yes
Streaked Bulbul
Ixos malaccensis
24 15 Yes
Black-and-white Bulbul
Microtarsus melanoleucos
1 1 Yes
Sand Martin
Riparia riparia
0 0 In progress
Siberian House Martin
Delichon lagopodum
2 2 Yes
Dusky Warbler
Phylloscopus fuscatus
4 2 Yes
Sakhalin Leaf Warbler
Phylloscopus borealoides
15 15 Yes
Pale-legged Leaf Warbler
Phylloscopus tenellipes
1 1 Yes
Booted Warbler
Iduna caligata
1 1 Yes
Moustached Babbler
Malacopteron magnirostre
9 0 Yes
White-chested Babbler
Pellorneum rostratum
72 0 Yes
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
Sitta frontalis
1 0 Yes
Red-billed Starling
Spodiopsar sericeus
4 3 Yes
White-cheeked Starling
Spodiopsar cineraceus
2 2 Yes
Chestnut-cheeked Starling
Agropsar philippensis
8 7 Yes
Brahminy Starling
Sturnia pagodarum
6 4 Yes
Rosy Starling
Pastor roseus
16 9 Yes
Common Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
1 1 Yes
Siberian Thrush
Geokichla sibirica
0 0 In progress
Chinese Blackbird
Turdus mandarinus
1 1 Yes
Spotted Flycatcher
Muscicapa striata
1 1 Yes
Grey-streaked Flycatcher
Muscicapa griseisticta
1 1 Yes
Chinese Blue Flycatcher
Cyornis glaucicomans
4 3 Yes
Mangrove Blue Flycatcher
Cyornis rufigastra
25 2 Yes
Blue-and-white Flycatcher
Cyanoptila cyanomelana
0 0 In progress
Zappey's Flycatcher
Cyanoptila cumatilis
0 0 In progress
Verditer Flycatcher
Eumyias thalassinus
1 1 Yes
Narcissus Flycatcher
Ficedula narcissina
4 4 Yes
Taiga Flycatcher
Ficedula albicilla
2 2 Yes
Black Redstart
Phoenicurus ochruros
1 1 Yes
Daurian Redstart
Phoenicurus auroreus
5 5 Yes
Blue Rock Thrush
Monticola solitarius
3 3 In progress
White-throated Rock Thrush
Monticola gularis
10 1 Yes
Stejneger's Stonechat
Saxicola stejnegeri
0 0 In progress
Lesser Green Leafbird
Chloropsis cyanopogon
0 0 In progress
Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker
Prionochilus thoracicus
1 1 Yes
Thick-billed Flowerpecker
Dicaeum agile
7 2 Yes
Yellow-vented Flowerpecker
Dicaeum chrysorrheum
27 10 Yes
Ruby-cheeked Sunbird
Chalcoparia singalensis
6 4 Yes
Thick-billed Spiderhunter
Arachnothera crassirostris
5 0 Yes
Yellow-eared Spiderhunter
Arachnothera chrysogenys
10 2 Yes
Citrine Wagtail
Motacilla citreola
4 1 Yes
Tree Pipit
Anthus trivialis
1 1 Yes
Olive-backed Pipit
Anthus hodgsoni
1 0 Yes
Red-throated Pipit
Anthus cervinus
1 1 In progress
Black-headed Bunting
Emberiza melanocephala
1 1 Yes
Black-naped Oriole (ssp. diffusus)
Oriolus chinensis diffusus
4 4 In progress
Barn Swallow (ssp. mandschurica?)
Hirundo rustica mandschurica?
8 8 Yes
White Wagtail (ssp. lugens)
Motacilla alba lugens
10 9 Yes
White Wagtail (ssp. alba)
Motacilla alba alba
1 1 Yes
Orange-headed Thrush (ssp. aurimacula)
Geokichla citrina aurimacula
3 3 In progress