Javan pond heron

A Javan pond-heron, Ardeola speciosa, was seen in flight and then landing on a flat stone in the middle of the Kallang River that runs through Ang Mo Kio – Bishan Park. The sides of this waterway is lined with a diverse range of plants that provide shelters and hiding places for many different organisms. An intricate food web is present in the park. The bridges across the river offer casual visitors  views of the river teeming with fish and terrapins, and children have fun throwing bread crusts into the water.

Image 1: Javan pond heron, Ardeola speciosa, in flight. Ang Mo Kio – Bishan Park. 2 March 2022. Photo credit Johnny Wee.
Image 2: Javan pond heron about to land on a flat stone. Ang Mo Kio – Bishan Park. 2 March 2022. Photo credit Johnny Wee.

 

Texts and captions by Teo Lee Wei.

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