Crested Goshawk at Bishan Park, Singapore

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The appearance of a raptor never fails to excite birdwatchers and photographers. What more, a rare resident and non-breeding visitor like the Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus). And a nationally endangered species to boot!

In late August 2015 the Crested Goshawk did appear – at Bishan Park. The excitement was confined mainly to the BICA community and photographers had a field day documenting the occasion. Excitement mounted when the raptor was seen predating – earlier a bird, then a rat (above, below).

Soon more excitement when the goshawk caught a waterhen (below, bottom).

Some months earlier BIAC members also documented a Crested Goshawk tearing apart a Common Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) at Pasir Ris Park.

A selection of the excellent images shown here… from top down, courtesy of Beez Beez, Dean Tan, Johnny Wee, Shunda Lee and Tony Chua.

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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