Down memory lane: Anting

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Anting is a common behavior among passerine birds. These birds allow ants to crawl around their plumage to reach the skin (above, below) or actively crush ants and place them on their feathers. The purpose is to encourage the ants … Continued

Javan Myna bathing

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Philpi Chen’s video clip was documented on July 2017 at United Square, near Novena MRT Station. The Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) was taking advantage of the continuous stream of water from someone cleaning the exterior of a building nearby. All … Continued

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