Saturday, August 05, 2006

Singapore Botanic Gardens

At the Economic Garden, the bougainvillas were blooming profusely.

The garden was peaceful and quiet on a weekday afternoon. Parts of the garden reminds me of the gardens in UK in summer.

I saw the usual black swans swimming in the lake but a strange whistling call drew my attention to these two ducks. The looked and behaved like ducks.

But these ducks do not quack! What ducks are these? By chance I came across a book on ducks at the National Library that had a picture of this duck. I found out that it was a Radjah Shelduck that is found in Australia. Did they fly all the way here or were they flown here as a gift from Australia to Singapore? More information could be found in Wikipedia here.

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