Celebrating the beautiful birds of Sungei Buloh

A white-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) attempting to eat a larger grey heron (Ardea cinerea). The dramatic fight lasted less than a minute and ended with the heron escaping. A male-and-female pair of pink-necked green pigeons (Treron vern
A large flock of lesser sand plovers (Charadrius mongolus) flying over the main hide. This Arctic migratory shorebird is one of the iconic species that made Sungei Buloh an internationally important wetland.PHOTO: DAVID LI
A white-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) attempting to eat a larger grey heron (Ardea cinerea). The dramatic fight lasted less than a minute and ended with the heron escaping. A male-and-female pair of pink-necked green pigeons (Treron vern
A white-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) attempting to eat a larger grey heron (Ardea cinerea). The dramatic fight lasted less than a minute and ended with the heron escaping. PHOTO: JACK CHOO
A white-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) attempting to eat a larger grey heron (Ardea cinerea). The dramatic fight lasted less than a minute and ended with the heron escaping. A male-and-female pair of pink-necked green pigeons (Treron vern
A male-and-female pair of pink-necked green pigeons (Treron vernans). Not a migratory shorebird, it is one of the many avian regulars in the park. PHOTO: NANTHAKUMAR

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and a photographic book that features the birds of the park and the neighbouring Kranji Marshes was launched last Sunday. Jose Hong describes some of the pictures found in Birds Of Our Wetlands, contributed by National Parks Board staff, volunteers and nature lovers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 11, 2018, with the headline 'Celebrating the beautiful birds of Sungei Buloh'. Print Edition | Subscribe