Carelessly discarded fishing line kills

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Yet another casualty resulting from carelessly discarded fishing line or even kite strings. This time it looks like a myna bird. The dried up, decomposed carcass makes identification a bit difficult from the photograph below.

myna-victim-fish-line [KCTsang]

KC Tsang encountered this in January 2016 and wrote: “This is a sad sight to see, carelessly discarded fishing lines kill. Please relay this message to all fishing enthusiasts out there of the consequences of their carelessness.”

Mynas are the most common victim, being a common bird: HERE and HERE.

Herons also get strangled HERE and HERE.

Other victims include a kingfisher HERE; a sea-eagle HERE; and owls HERE and HERE.

Hornbills end up as the largest bird to become victims of such careless behavior – HERE and HERE.

KC Tsang & YC Wee
2nd January 2016

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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