Earlier I hung a bunch of Thousand Fingers Banana or Pisang Seribu (Musa acuminata x balbisiana cv. ‘Pisang Seribu’) in my garden. The ripening fruits attracted Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) and Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus). A few days later I found a juvenile Pink-necked Green-pigeon (Treron vernans) perching on the fallen bunch.
While a Javan Myna was feeding on the fruits, this juvenile green-pigeon simply stayed still. It allowed me to move very near for photography (above).
After a few hours it moved away but stood among the grass. Thinking it may be injured, I again approached it. Stretching my arms slowly, I managed to catch it without much resistance. It would not take water or mashed banana.
I left it on the tabletop as it looked listless. It rested for a while before rolling over to lie on its side (above). Its eyes were open with one or the other eyelids closing at intervals (below). At the same time it gaped regularly, exposing its tongue (below), as if gasping for air.
This went on for about ten minutes or so before seizure sets in. Eventually it died.
1st June 2016