Singapore 5 Dollars banknote Bird Series

Singapore 5 Dollars banknote Bird Series

Singapore 5 Dollar note

Singapore 5 Dollars banknote Bird Series (1976-1984)

Obverse : Red-whiskered Bulbul at left, city skyline along bottom, Singapore Arms at upper right.
Reverse : Cable cars and aerial view of the harbour
Colour: Green
Size of note: 133 mm x 66 mm
First issued on: 6 August 1976

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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.

Red-whiskered Bulbul
The Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) is a passerine bird found in Asia. It is a member of the bulbul family. It is a resident frugivore found mainly in tropical Asia. It has been introduced in many tropical areas of the world where populations have established themselves. It feeds on fruits and small insects and they conspicuously perch on trees and their calls are a loud three or four note call. The distinctive crest and the red-vent and whiskers makes them easy to identify. They are very common in hill forests and urban gardens within its range.