Large Niltava eating snake

posted in: Feeding-vertebrates | 1

Connie Khoo documented a juvenile Large Niltava (Niltava grandis) catching and swallowing a snake at Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands in August 2009. The bird caught the snake, whacked it several times before attempting to swallow it. The bird had some initial … Continued

Nesting of Whiskered Treeswift

posted in: Nesting, Nests | 2

An earlier post describes the courtship and mating of a pair of Whiskered Treeswift (Hemiprocne comata). The nesting has also been described for the Grey-rumped Treeswift (Hemiprocne longipennis). This post by Hong & Cheng a.k.a. catspace gives a clear view … Continued

Mynas as pets

posted in: Miscellaneous, Species | 2

Jeremy Lee relates his experience keeping mynas as pets after learning of the Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) chick taken by a cat. “At least you had the chick only for 14 days. When you have kept one and have taken … Continued

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