All images by the ICZ
At 7pm 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 became the most common bird in Singapore.
I spent a month in a tree trying to photograph these birds.
Images by Robert Zhao Renhui
Designed by H55 in Singapore
Published in 2016 by The Institute of Critical Zoologists
Edition of 400
32 images, 104 pages. Soft Cover with Wrap around.
23cm x 30cm x 0.9cm (Thick)
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Supported by The National Arts Council Singapore