Following our earlier post on a White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) strangled by a length of discarded kite string in Malaysia, R Subaraj sent in his account of a similar strangulation at Singapore’s Lorong Halus.
“…another White-throated Kingfisher strangled on a kite string. With kite flying exploding in popularity, there are people flying kites everywhere. At nature areas, this poses a big problem. Fields at sites like Lorong Halus are absolutely littered with strings, making a simple walk through the grass difficult. For the birdlife, this can be fatal!”