A sparrowhawk’s kill

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“I was driving along a wooded path in Changi Cove when we flushed a sparrowhawk from a bush beside the path. It kind of exploded out of the bush in front of us. On seeing this I suspected that it must be feeding on a recent kill. True enough on clearing the bush there laid a dead Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) with it’s feathers plucked and left all over ground. It is good that we have a lot of bulbuls to feed raptors like sparrowhawks, while bigger birds like pigeons would be the food for bigger raptors.”

KC Tsang
Singapore
13th November 2012

One Response

  1. If the bird is interrupted while feeding, will it return to its kill later on?

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