Chinese Blackbird
Jurong Lake Gardens
11 Feb 2020 to 16 Feb 2020

General details
Species Chinese Blackbird Turdus mandarinus
Record ID 747
Date range 11 Feb 2020 to 16 Feb 2020
Location Jurong Lake Gardens
Count 1 individual
Date added 25 Oct 2021

Record accepted.

Committee's view
Observed (on 11 February 2020) by Oliver Tan around 1615 calling similar to XC61850, XC61851, XC295961 and responding to XC513442. Observed briefly by Keita Sin on the same day around 1715, calling similar to XC442640 as it flew. The bird was larger than a Black-naped Oriole (25cm) (pers comms Oliver Tan, Keita Sin). The photos show an all black bird with yellow bill, pale chin to throat with some light black streaking, with thin yellow eyering. The similar looking Indian Blackbird is smaller than a Black-naped Oriole, while Chinese Blackbird is bigger.
Verdict Accepted / Wild (Verifiable)

References (see all)
References eBird; Facebook; NSS


Bird Society of Singapore. (2021). Record 747: Chinese Blackbird Turdus mandarinus. Retrieved May 30, 2024, from

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