Review List

This page contains the species in our checklist which are currently categorised as Review Species. 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 (Records )
Nettapus coromandelianus
6 6 In progress
Garganey (Records )
Spatula querquedula
22 0 Yes
Northern Shoveler (Records )
Spatula clypeata
8 0 Yes
Gadwall (Records )
Mareca strepera
2 1 Yes
Eurasian Wigeon (Records )
Mareca penelope
2 1 Yes
Northern Pintail (Records )
Anas acuta
5 2 Yes
Tufted Duck (Records )
Aythya fuligula
2 1 Yes
Malaysian Eared Nightjar (Records )
Lyncornis temminckii
24 0 Yes
Whiskered Treeswift (Records )
Hemiprocne comata
5 0 Yes
Silver-rumped Spinetail (Records )
Rhaphidura leucopygialis
1 0 Yes
White-throated Needletail (Records )
Hirundapus caudacutus
32 31 Yes
Silver-backed Needletail (Records )
Hirundapus cochinchinensis
9 9 All since July 2016
Common Swift (Records )
Apus apus
2 2 Yes
Jacobin Cuckoo (Records )
Clamator jacobinus
2 2 Yes
Asian Emerald Cuckoo (Records )
Chrysococcyx maculatus
4 4 Yes
Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo (Records )
Chrysococcyx basalis
24 11 Yes
Himalayan Cuckoo (Records )
Cuculus saturatus
2 0 Yes
Oriental Turtle Dove (Records )
Streptopelia orientalis
1 1 Yes
Cinnamon-headed Green Pigeon (Records )
Treron fulvicollis
29 19 Yes
Little Green Pigeon (Records )
Treron olax
16 2 Yes
Orange-breasted Green Pigeon (Records )
Treron bicinctus
1 0 Yes
Ashy-headed Green Pigeon (Records )
Treron phayrei
1 1 Yes
Mountain Imperial Pigeon (Records )
Ducula badia
2 1 Yes
Masked Finfoot (Records )
Heliopais personatus
3 0 Yes
Common Moorhen (Records )
Gallinula chloropus
19 19 In progress
Grey-headed Swamphen (Records )
Porphyrio poliocephalus
3 3 In progress
Black-backed Swamphen (Records )
Porphyrio indicus
1 1 Yes
Band-bellied Crake (Records )
Zapornia paykullii
4 4 Yes
Slaty-legged Crake (Records )
Rallina eurizonoides
13 9 Yes
Little Grebe (Records )
Tachybaptus ruficollis
7 7 All since July 2016
Beach Stone-curlew (Records )
Esacus magnirostris
8 0 Yes
Black-winged Stilt (Records )
Himantopus himantopus
24 12 Yes
Pied Stilt (Records )
Himantopus leucocephalus
3 3 Yes
Grey-headed Lapwing (Records )
Vanellus cinereus
8 6 Yes
Common Ringed Plover (Records )
Charadrius hiaticula
21 0 Yes
White-faced Plover (Records )
Charadrius dealbatus
14 10 Yes
Javan Plover (Records )
Charadrius javanicus
1 1 Yes
Greater Sand Plover (Records )
Charadrius leschenaultii
17 17 All since July 2016
Oriental Plover (Records )
Charadrius veredus
11 4 Yes
Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Records )
Hydrophasianus chirurgus
33 8 Yes
Little Curlew (Records )
Numenius minutus
2 0 Yes
Far Eastern Curlew (Records )
Numenius madagascariensis
4 0 Yes
Eurasian Curlew (Records )
Numenius arquata
9 9 All since July 2016
Black-tailed Godwit (Records )
Limosa limosa
10 10 All since July 2016
Great Knot (Records )
Calidris tenuirostris
10 10 All since July 2016
Red Knot (Records )
Calidris canutus
6 2 Yes
Ruff (Records )
Calidris pugnax
20 1 Yes
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Records )
Calidris falcinellus
6 6 All since July 2016
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Records )
Calidris acuminata
4 0 Yes
Long-toed Stint (Records )
Calidris subminuta
20 20 All since July 2016
Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Records )
Calidris pygmaea
3 0 Yes
Sanderling (Records )
Calidris alba
6 6 In progress
Little Stint (Records )
Calidris minuta
2 2 Yes
Pectoral Sandpiper (Records )
Calidris melanotos
1 0 Yes
Asian Dowitcher (Records )
Limnodromus semipalmatus
7 7 All since July 2016
Swinhoe's Snipe (Records )
Gallinago megala
11 5 Yes
Red-necked Phalarope (Records )
Phalaropus lobatus
5 3 Yes
Green Sandpiper (Records )
Tringa ochropus
9 3 Yes
Grey-tailed Tattler (Records )
Tringa brevipes
7 7 All since July 2016
Spotted Redshank (Records )
Tringa erythropus
7 0 Yes
Nordmann's Greenshank (Records )
Tringa guttifer
4 0 Yes
Small Pratincole (Records )
Glareola lactea
5 1 Yes
Brown-headed Gull (Records )
Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus
3 0 Yes
Black-headed Gull (Records )
Chroicocephalus ridibundus
31 7 Yes
Gull-billed Tern (Records )
Gelochelidon nilotica
34 14 Yes
Caspian Tern (Records )
Hydroprogne caspia
5 1 Yes
Common Tern (Records )
Sterna hirundo
16 16 In progress
Pomarine Jaeger (Records )
Stercorarius pomarinus
2 0 Yes
Parasitic Jaeger (Records )
Stercorarius parasiticus
13 9 Yes
Long-tailed Jaeger (Records )
Stercorarius longicaudus
6 2 Yes
White-tailed Tropicbird (Records )
Phaethon lepturus
1 1 Yes
Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Records )
Ardenna pacifica
2 1 Yes
Short-tailed Shearwater (Records )
Ardenna tenuirostris
15 13 Yes
Bulwer's Petrel (Records )
Bulweria bulwerii
3 3 Yes
Asian Openbill (Records )
Anastomus oscitans
7 7 Yes
Christmas Frigatebird (Records )
Fregata andrewsi
6 2 Yes
Lesser Frigatebird (Records )
Fregata ariel
15 5 Yes
Masked Booby (Records )
Sula dactylatra
1 1 Yes
Red-footed Booby (Records )
Sula sula
7 5 Yes
Brown Booby (Records )
Sula leucogaster
4 2 Yes
Glossy Ibis (Records )
Plegadis falcinellus
6 2 Yes
Indian Pond Heron (Records )
Ardeola grayii
17 15 Yes
Javan Pond Heron (Records )
Ardeola speciosa
11 11 All since July 2016
Chinese Egret (Records )
Egretta eulophotes
14 14 All since July 2016
Himalayan Vulture (Records )
Gyps himalayensis
21 12 Yes
Cinereous Vulture (Records )
Aegypius monachus
1 1 Yes
Short-toed Snake Eagle (Records )
Circaetus gallicus
20 8 Yes
Bat Hawk (Records )
Macheiramphus alcinus
2 0 Yes
Rufous-bellied Eagle (Records )
Lophotriorchis kienerii
34 20 Yes
Booted Eagle (Records )
Hieraaetus pennatus
19 19 In progress
Steppe Eagle (Records )
Aquila nipalensis
6 0 Yes
Eastern Imperial Eagle (Records )
Aquila heliaca
7 1 Yes
Shikra (Records )
Accipiter badius
2 1 Yes
Besra (Records )
Accipiter virgatus
10 9 Yes
Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Records )
Accipiter nisus
6 5 Yes
Pied Harrier (Records )
Circus melanoleucos
20 20 All since July 2016
Eastern Buzzard
Buteo japonicus
0 0 In progress
Common Buzzard
Buteo buteo
0 0 In progress
Northern Boobook (Records )
Ninox japonica
22 20 Yes
Oriental Scops Owl (Records )
Otus sunia
26 25 In progress
Short-eared Owl (Records )
Asio flammeus
7 1 Yes
Barred Eagle-Owl (Records )
Bubo sumatranus
33 25 In progress
Brown Wood Owl (Records )
Strix leptogrammica
5 2 Yes
Black Hornbill (Records )
Anthracoceros malayanus
16 11 Yes
Pied Kingfisher (Records )
Ceryle rudis
1 0 Yes
White-bellied Woodpecker (Records )
Dryocopus javensis
28 0 Yes
Crimson-winged Woodpecker (Records )
Picus puniceus
8 0 Yes
Buff-rumped Woodpecker (Records )
Meiglyptes tristis
6 6 Yes
Great Slaty Woodpecker (Records )
Mulleripicus pulverulentus
3 1 Yes
Black-thighed Falconet (Records )
Microhierax fringillarius
8 4 Yes
Lesser Kestrel (Records )
Falco naumanni
2 0 Yes
Common Kestrel (Records )
Falco tinnunculus
12 12 In progress
Amur Falcon (Records )
Falco amurensis
4 3 Yes
Eurasian Hobby (Records )
Falco subbuteo
1 1 Yes
Black-and-red Broadbill (Records )
Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos
7 5 Yes
Green Broadbill (Records )
Calyptomena viridis
3 3 Yes
Fairy Pitta (Records )
Pitta nympha
2 2 Yes
Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike (Records )
Hemipus hirundinaceus
14 14 Yes
Large Woodshrike (Records )
Tephrodornis virgatus
2 2 Yes
Scarlet Minivet (Records )
Pericrocotus speciosus
21 1 Yes
Lesser Cuckooshrike (Records )
Lalage fimbriata
4 0 Yes
Mangrove Whistler (Records )
Pachycephala cinerea
14 14 All since July 2016
White-bellied Erpornis (Records )
Erpornis zantholeuca
1 1 Yes
Hair-crested Drongo (Records )
Dicrurus hottentottus
1 1 Yes
Ashy Drongo (Records )
Dicrurus leucophaeus
31 11 Yes
Black Drongo (Records )
Dicrurus macrocercus
10 10 All since July 2016
Black-naped Monarch (Records )
Hypothymis azurea
20 7 Yes
Indian Paradise Flycatcher (Records )
Terpsiphone paradisi
2 2 Yes
Malayan Black Magpie (Records )
Platysmurus leucopterus
1 1 Yes
Japanese Tit (Records )
Parus minor
4 3 Yes
Eurasian Skylark (Records )
Alauda arvensis
1 1 Yes
Buff-vented Bulbul (Records )
Iole crypta
4 0 Yes
Streaked Bulbul (Records )
Ixos malaccensis
24 15 Yes
Black-and-white Bulbul (Records )
Microtarsus melanoleucos
2 1 Yes
Sand Martin (Records )
Riparia riparia
10 10 In progress
Siberian House Martin (Records )
Delichon lagopodum
2 2 Yes
Dusky Warbler (Records )
Phylloscopus fuscatus
5 3 Yes
Sakhalin Leaf Warbler (Records )
Phylloscopus borealoides
16 16 Yes
Pale-legged Leaf Warbler (Records )
Phylloscopus tenellipes
1 1 Yes
Booted Warbler (Records )
Iduna caligata
1 1 Yes
Moustached Babbler (Records )
Malacopteron magnirostre
9 0 Yes
White-chested Babbler (Records )
Pellorneum rostratum
72 0 Yes
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch (Records )
Sitta frontalis
1 0 Yes
Red-billed Starling (Records )
Spodiopsar sericeus
4 3 Yes
White-cheeked Starling (Records )
Spodiopsar cineraceus
2 2 Yes
Chestnut-cheeked Starling (Records )
Agropsar philippensis
8 7 Yes
Brahminy Starling (Records )
Sturnia pagodarum
6 4 Yes
Rosy Starling (Records )
Pastor roseus
16 8 Yes
Common Starling (Records )
Sturnus vulgaris
1 1 Yes
Siberian Thrush (Records )
Geokichla sibirica
43 32 In progress
Chinese Blackbird (Records )
Turdus mandarinus
1 1 Yes
Spotted Flycatcher (Records )
Muscicapa striata
1 1 Yes
Grey-streaked Flycatcher (Records )
Muscicapa griseisticta
1 1 Yes
Brown-breasted Flycatcher (Records )
Muscicapa muttui
1 1 Yes
Chinese Blue Flycatcher (Records )
Cyornis glaucicomans
4 3 Yes
Mangrove Blue Flycatcher (Records )
Cyornis rufigastra
26 3 Yes
Blue-and-white Flycatcher (Records )
Cyanoptila cyanomelana
13 11 In progress
Zappey's Flycatcher (Records )
Cyanoptila cumatilis
6 5 Yes
Verditer Flycatcher (Records )
Eumyias thalassinus
1 1 Yes
Narcissus Flycatcher (Records )
Ficedula narcissina
4 4 Yes
Taiga Flycatcher (Records )
Ficedula albicilla
3 3 Yes
Black Redstart (Records )
Phoenicurus ochruros
1 1 Yes
Daurian Redstart (Records )
Phoenicurus auroreus
5 5 Yes
Blue Rock Thrush (Records )
Monticola solitarius
28 24 Yes
White-throated Rock Thrush (Records )
Monticola gularis
10 1 Yes
Amur Stonechat (Records )
Saxicola stejnegeri
33 5 In progress
Lesser Green Leafbird (Records )
Chloropsis cyanopogon
5 5 All since July 2016
Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker (Records )
Prionochilus thoracicus
2 2 Yes
Thick-billed Flowerpecker (Records )
Dicaeum agile
7 2 Yes
Yellow-vented Flowerpecker (Records )
Dicaeum chrysorrheum
28 10 Yes
Ruby-cheeked Sunbird (Records )
Chalcoparia singalensis
7 6 Yes
Thick-billed Spiderhunter (Records )
Arachnothera crassirostris
5 0 Yes
Yellow-eared Spiderhunter (Records )
Arachnothera chrysogenys
9 1 Yes
Citrine Wagtail (Records )
Motacilla citreola
4 1 Yes
Tree Pipit (Records )
Anthus trivialis
1 1 Yes
Olive-backed Pipit (Records )
Anthus hodgsoni
1 0 Yes
Red-throated Pipit (Records )
Anthus cervinus
16 13 In progress
Black-headed Bunting (Records )
Emberiza melanocephala
1 1 Yes
Black-naped Oriole (ssp. diffusus)
Oriolus chinensis diffusus
5 5 In progress
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 2 In progress