breeders in mangroves
A number of bird species live and breed locally, and they can be observed
at all times of the year.
Its loud and harsh laughing
call is one of the more distinctive sounds in the mangroves. It feeds on
fish, lizards, frogs, crabs and insects.
Size: 24 cm
The Collared kingfisher resides all year round in coastal parks and
It feeds on insects
in the wood, and reaches these by boring holes with its powerful bill. The
pecking action is so rapid that it comes across as a continuous drumming
Size: 13 cm
The small Sunda woodpecker can be seen creeping along the branches
of mangrove trees.
Over the mudflats,
the Pacific swallow can often be seen hawking for insects, and perching
on wooden stakes in between flights.
Size: 14 cm
Often seen patrolling
the mudflats, the Brahminy kite, is a reddish-brown bird-of-prey recognised
by its distinctive white head and breast. It feeds on fish and other small
animals, as well as carrion.
Size: 45 cm
Various species of
terns also fly over mudflats in search of fish. The Little tern is a common
Size: 25 cm
to mangrove birds