This record was submitted by Koh Tian Teck on 14 Dec 2021. All user submissions will be reviewed by the Records Committee. Entries listed here may be edited for brevity and clarity while the original record is left unchanged.
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Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
|Date range||13 Dec 2021 to 15 Dec 2021|
|Location||open grass area of Marina East Drive|
|Date added||14 Dec 2021|
|Multiple committee members raised that the possibility of some ship-assistance cannot be conclusively excluded, partly because some previous sightings from elsewhere in the region have been close to ports (and might themselves possibly have received some ship-assistance). While the records committee voted that another rarity found at the same site three weeks before this sighting (Long-eared Owl) was ship assisted, the vote for this record on balance was that it is a wild bird based on previous sightings of this species through Indochina, Peninsula Malaysia and Borneo suggesting vagrancy potential.|
|Vote results||Cat A: 8|
|Verdict||Accepted/Wild (Verifiable) (Placed in Cat A)|