Crested Goshawk caught a bat

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Bw Ong’s image of a pair of Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus) was photographed at Block 04 Bedok North Avenue 4 carpark (below).

Photogs-GoshawkCr-bat [BwOng]

One of the pair has a bat clenched in its talons. It must have snatched the bat from its day roost (below). The bat was fed to the juvenile in the nest.

GoshawkCr-bat [BwOng]

According to Thiollay (1994), Crested Goshawk is carnivorous, feeding on small mammals including bats, lizards, frogs, large insects and birds,.

Bw Ong
31st January 2017

Thiollay, J. M., 1994. Family Accipitridae (Hawks and Eagles). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A. & Sargatal, J. eds. Handbook of the birds of the world. Vol. 2. New world vultures to guineafowl. Lynx Editions, Barcelona. Pp. 52-205.

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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