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Wild about NTU

NTU’s garden campus, named one of the world’s 15 most beautiful, is a haven for wildlife, from birds to butterflies. Kwok Pei Fang unearths a few prized snaps from nature watchers on campus

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    1/15: Oriental Pied Hornbill spied at the School of Art, Design and Media

    Tropical trills

    We’re hooked on this Oriental Pied Hornbill at the School of Art, Design & Media.

    PHOTO: Lau Hui Xing (Asian School of the Environment)
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    2/15: Olive-backed Sunbird chicks in their nest at Hall 12

    Nest-kept secret

    Beak-a-boo! The Olive-backed Sunbird hangs out on a clothesline at Hall 12.

    PHOTO: Benedict Ong (School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering)
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    3/15: Olive-backed Sunbird chicks in their nest at Hall 12

    Nest-kept secret

    Beak-a-boo! The Olive-backed Sunbird hangs out on a clothesline at Hall 12.

    PHOTO: Benedict Ong (School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering)
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    4/15: Olive-backed Sunbird

    Frequent flyer

    Hue’s that? The Olive-backed Sunbird spotted again at NTU.

    PHOTO: Lenz Lim (Nanyang Business School)
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    5/15: Rare sighting of the Great Cormorant at Nanyang Lake

    Nature’s pecking order

    The Great Cormorant, a rarely spotted fisher-bird, looks for its next meal at Nanyang Lake.

    PHOTO: Stephany Olivia (School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences)
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    6/15: The Oriental Magpie Robin spotted at Pioneer Hall

    Robin’s hood

    The Oriental Magpie Robin struts its fluff at Pioneer Hall.

    PHOTO: Nicholas Yeo (Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information)
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    7/15: The Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker

    Look who’s tocking

    Rat-a-tat-tat, it’s the Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker at our doorstep.

    PHOTO: Lenz Lim (Nanyang Business School)
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    8/15: The White-throated Kingfisher taking a break

    King of the bill

    This White-throated Kingfisher is taking a breather now, but it can certainly fly like a blue streak.

    PHOTO: Lenz Lim (Nanyang Business School)
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    9/15: The Blue-throated Bee-eater in mid flight

    Bird’s eye view

    The early Blue-throated Bee-eater catches the worm.

    PHOTO: Lenz Lim (Nanyang Business School)
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    10/15: A butterfly on the window at NTU’s School of Art, Design and Media

    Window dressing

    Natural motifs spotted at NTU’s art school.

    PHOTO: Vanessa Christie Goh (School of Art, Design & Media)
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    11/15: The Dark Glassy Tiger butterfly found floating in Yunnan Garden

    In a flap over this beauty

    All aflutter with the Dark Glassy Tiger in Yunnan Garden.

    PHOTO: Lau Hui Xing (Asian School of the Environment)
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    12/15: The Common Leopard Butterfly

    Wing bling

    In a test of looks, the Common Leopard Butterfly passes with flying colours.

    PHOTO: Lau Hui Xing (Asian School of the Environment)
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    13/15: Changeable Lizard lounging on a stick

    Lounge lizard

    Take a leaf from this Changeable Lizard.

    PHOTO: Lenz Lim (Nanyang Business School)
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    14/15: Tiny grasshopper

    First lesson in grasshopper school

    Look before you leap.

    PHOTO: Lau Hui Xing (Asian School of the Environment)
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    15/15: St Andrew’s Cross Spider spins a web

    X marks the spot

    The St Andrew’s Cross Spider spins a mighty web.

    PHOTO: Nicholas Yeo (Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information)