Ingo Waschkies documented a juvenile Tiger Shrike (Lanius tigrinus) at Bukit Tinggi, Malaysia recently. The shrike caught a beetle in its bill, took it to its perch where it lodged it against its perch with its toes. Using its powerful bill, it started to remove the wings and legs before tearing the beetle and swallowing the pieces.
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NIce shot Ingo
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