A sparrowhawk’s kill

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“I was driving along a wooded path in Changi Cove when we flushed a sparrowhawk from a bush beside the path. It kind of exploded out of the bush in front of us. On seeing this I suspected that it must be feeding on a recent kill. True enough on clearing the bush there laid a dead Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) with it’s feathers plucked and left all over ground. It is good that we have a lot of bulbuls to feed raptors like sparrowhawks, while bigger birds like pigeons would be the food for bigger raptors.”

KC Tsang
13th November 2012

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