Top 5 birds ringed at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Common redshank
Common redshankPHOTOS: NATIONAL PARKS BOARD
Pacific golden plover.
Pacific golden plover.PHOTOS: NATIONAL PARKS BOARD
Lessersand plove
Lessersand plovePHOTOS: NATIONAL PARKS BOARD
Yellow vented bulbul.
Yellow vented bulbul.PHOTOS: NATIONAL PARKS BOARD
Collared kingfisher
Collared kingfisherPHOTOS: NATIONAL PARKS BOARD

COMMON REDSHANK (2,110)

This is one of the most common birds to be found in Sungei Buloh between August and April. It has a long stout bill and long legs. It can also be found in Pulau Ubin.

PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER (904)

Another common visitor to the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, the bird had a peak count of 2,000 individuals in January 2005. It is found in places such as mudflats, marshes and golf courses.

LESSER SAND PLOVER (744)

Its legs are dark brown or dark grey and it breeds in places including South Tibet, Central Asia and Russia Far East. Its global population is estimated to be 390,000.

YELLOW VENTED BULBUL (727)

The bird is fond of berries and small fruits. It is common throughout Singapore and can be found in parks, gardens and mangroves. In adults, the crown, nape and upper-parts are olive brown.

COLLARED KINGFISHER (533)

Its head and upper parts are turquoise while its underparts and collar are white. Its habitats include mangroves, parks and gardens.

NPARKS FLORA AND FAUNA WEB

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 19, 2016, with the headline '(No headline) - CKBIRD19A'. Print Edition | Subscribe