Peregrine Falcon feasting on a White-vented Myna

David Tan documented a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) consuming a White-vented Myna (Acridotheres grandis) on the morning of 24th November 2008 at Singapore’s Japanese Gardens.

He missed seeing the falcon catching the myna but saw it tear at the myna’s wing feathers to prepare it for a leisurely feast. The feast started at 9.45am and the raptor was still dealing with its prey at 11.25am, the lower part of the myna’s body was then still not eaten.

A number of mynas have been taken by Peregrine Falcons recently, possibly because there are plenty of them around – please see “Related Posts” below.

Image by David Tan.

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