Crows robbing grains from lorry

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Forest Ang was in Butterworth Town, Penang, Malaysia recently and sent in this account:

“Took these interesting “raiders” in Butterworth, Penang today. First, I saw a crow pecking on a sack on a lorry waiting for the traffic light to turn green (above). Note the traffic lights. Then I saw a pigeon or two partially hidden. And just as the traffic turned green, crows and pigeons started to fly off the lorry (below).

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“Ha, ha, so the birds are robbing the grains (I presume) from the lorry. Very smart indeed. I think they have been doing this quite often judging by the pecking by the crow. They just knew which lorry to “rob”.

“That crow pecked to open a hole on the sack. As for the pigeons, I didn’t have any chance to see what they were doing.”

We have an earlier report of Mynas scavenging from trash trucks at the traffic light junction in Singapore…HERE.

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