Long-tailed Shrikes and fledglings

Francis Yap a.k.a. fryap encountered a pair of adult Long-tailed Shrikes (Lanius schach) with a fledgling in a small Guiana chestnut tree (Pachira aquatica) in the Housing Development Board heartland. One of the adults had a prey that it was dismantling, stuffing pieces in its mouth (above). Once the prey had been totally dismantled and stored in its mouth, it started feeding the fledgling.

The fledgling was observed handling pieces of dried leaves with its bill and toes, no doubt practicing basic prey catching techniques (above).

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2 Responses

  1. John

    I have noticed LT Shrikes taking up residence around the inner HDB parks in Tampines. Seems they are comfortable with humans.

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