Rufescent Prinia and its insect prey

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Adrian Lim a.k.a. wmw998 documented the various insects the Rufescent Prinia (Prinia rufescens) took during the three days he stalked the birds.

The insects taken include adult Praying Mantis (Mantodea: Iridopterygidae: Tropidomantis tenera) (top left), nymphal Praying Mantis (Mantodea: Mantidae: Hierodula sp.) (top right), Cranefly (Diptera: Tipulidae) (above left), true bug (Hemiptera: possibly Coreidae) (above right), nymphal Katydid (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) (below left) and grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) (below right).

Images by Adrian Lim, identification courtesy of Dr Leong Tzi Ming.

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