Singapore 1 Dollar banknote Bird Series

Singapore dollar SGD currency notes Bird Series

Singapore dollar SGD Bird Series

Singapore 1 Dollar banknote Bird Series (1976-1984)

Obverse : Black-naped Tern at left, city skyline along bottom, Singapore Arms at upper right.
Reverse : National Day parade
Colour: Blue
Size of note: 125 mm x 63 mm
First issued on: 6 August 1976

2ND SERIES - THE BIRD SERIES CURRENCY NOTES (1976 - 1984)
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The birds depicted on the notes are noted for their strength, adaptability and independence which characterize the young Republic of Singapore with the potential of soaring to greater heights in its progress.
On the front, all notes have the Singapore Arms, a watermark of a lion's head and the signature and seal of Minister for Finance and Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Singapore.


Black-naped tern
The black-naped tern (Sterna sumatrana) is an oceanic tern mostly found in tropical and subtropical areas of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It is rarely found inland.
The tern is about 30 cm long with a wing length of 21–23 cm. Their beaks and legs are black, but the tips of their bills are yellow. They have long forked tails.
The black-naped tern has a white face and breast with a grayish-white back and wings. The first couple of their primary feathers are gray.

National Day Parade
The Singapore National Day Parade (Abbreviation: NDP, Malay: Perbarisan Hari Kebangsaan, simplified Chinese: 国庆庆典; traditional Chinese: 國慶慶典; pinyin: guóqìng qìngdiǎn, Tamil: தேசிய தின அணிவகுப்பு) is a national ceremony in Singapore that, as its name implies, includes a parade on Singapore's National Day on August 9, in commemoration of Singapore's independence that is usually held at the Padang (1966–1974), the National Stadium, various decentralized venues all over Singapore or The Float at Marina Bay.