Crested Goshawk caught a bat

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Bw Ong’s image of a pair of Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus) was photographed at Block 04 Bedok North Avenue 4 carpark (below).

Photogs-GoshawkCr-bat [BwOng]

One of the pair has a bat clenched in its talons. It must have snatched the bat from its day roost (below). The bat was fed to the juvenile in the nest.

GoshawkCr-bat [BwOng]

According to Thiollay (1994), Crested Goshawk is carnivorous, feeding on small mammals including bats, lizards, frogs, large insects and birds,.

Bw Ong
Singapore
31st January 2017

Reference:
Thiollay, J. M., 1994. Family Accipitridae (Hawks and Eagles). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A. & Sargatal, J. eds. Handbook of the birds of the world. Vol. 2. New world vultures to guineafowl. Lynx Editions, Barcelona. Pp. 52-205.

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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