28 July 2010

5 Aug (Thu): Talk on "The Red Jungle Fowls: here again or lost forever?"

What's the difference between a domestic chicken and the Red Jungle Fowl? How many of these special birds do we have in Singapore?
Find out in this talk by Amanda Tan in the first Toddycats Engage! event.

The Red Jungle Fowl is thought to be the ancestor of the domestic chicken. Though native to the Southeast Asian region including Singapore, there have been no records of this bird on our shores till the 1980s. Since then, these birds have been seen on Pulau Ubin, where the population has become relatively established and more recently, the eastern side of the island. The exact numbers of the Red Jungle Fowls in Singapore, however, remain unknown. Despite their reappearance in Singapore, the Red Jungle Fowl continues to face threats such as hybridization with the domestic chicken and poaching.

Amanda’s UROPS project hopes to devise a suitable methodology to study a population of Red Jungle Fowls. Visit Amanda's blog to discover interesting wildlife in her backyard.

This first Toddycats Engage! also features a talk by Ong Say Lin who will give an insight to wildlife conservation through his stint at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.

More details on the Toddycats! blog

Time: 7.30-9.30pm (Room will be opened from 6.30pm)
Venue: National University of Singapore, Department of Biological Sciences Conference Room 2 (Next to the aquarium at S2-03) map

3 comments:

Jay said...

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I've got photos of jungle fowl flying around in Marine Parade last year. I think they're living in the bird sanctuary in ECP near Marine Parade central.

They used to feed in the mornings at the flyover near...

ria said...

Thanks Jay for sharing that! That's very interesting to know!

THOMAS said...

nice chicken!
thomasbirds.blogspot.com

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