Asian Fairy-bluebird catches a cicada

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Ling Kwee Chang’s image of the female Asian Fairy-bluebird (Irena puella) with a cicada between its mandibles was photographed at Dairy Farm Nature Park.

The food of this fairy-bluebird incudes fruits like figs and insects like alate termits. Cicada should be a new food record.

Ling Kwee Chang
Singapore
September 2015

Reference:
Wells, D.R., 2007. The birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsular. Vol. II, Passerines. Christopher Helm, London. 800 pp.

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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