Three friends and a plate of scraps

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KS Leow‘s image of a Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) and two Javan Mynas (Acridotheres javanicus) shows the former eating leftover from a plate that was yet to be cleared on from open-air table in an “underground” restaurant.


These two avian species are scavengers. Apparently the pigeon, being slightly larger than the mynas, got priority to the scrap of food. And because the mynas were not too much smaller, had the priviledge of waiting close by.

The two mynas, waiting patiently nearby for their turn, may or may not find any scraps left after the pigeon got through with the leftover.

KS Leow
18th January 2918

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