“I was at Bukit Batok Nature Park earlier this evening watching a small flock of 5-7 White-Crested Laughing Thrush (Garrulax leucolophus) foraging on the forest floor. One of the birds managed to find a whole peanut on the floor (do park goers feed the birds peanut?). It held the peanut with it’s claws, pecked at it till it managed to free the peanut from the shells. It then went on to peck the peanut into smaller pieces before eating them.
“It is pretty amazing how the birds were at ease with humans. Despite three of us photographing them, joggers running by and other park goers walking along, the birds went about on their business and allowed us to go up to an arm length away from them.”
4th November 2010