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Javan Myna takes a gecko

on 6th December 2013

“I did a quick search and mynahs eating geckos have not been documented on BESG. Hence I’m sending you some pictures I took of the event. Unfortunately I did not witness the Javan Mynah (Acridotheres javanicus) actually hunting the gecko, but the damage to the head and the missing tail of the gecko suggests it might have been killed by a predator.

“I thought it was interesting to see interaction between creatures that live so close to us (with reference to the post of a plantian squirrel eating a mynah chick too LINK).”

Jasper Lim
Singapore
29th November 2013

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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4 Responses

  1. Incidentally, I saw another Javan Mynah with what looks like the remains of a geckco in its beak while I was waiting for my bus here in Sembawang a few days ago as well. Never thought they would prey on those lizards before I saw that.

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