Another White-throated Kingfished strangled by kite string

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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!”

Check out birds strangled by discarded fishing lines here: owl1 and owl2; hornbill; myna; heron1 and heron2.

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