Recently a large Malayan Water Monitor (Varanus salvator) trespassed into an area in Punggol where a group of Blue-throated Bee-eaters (Merops viridis) were nesting.
This triggered more than 10 bee-eaters mobbing the lizard.
The attack was so fast and furious that this second largest lizard in the world ran away, chased by the tiny bee-eaters.
Indeed it was an amazing experience to witness the collective effort of the birds attacking the lizard continuously until the latter left the area.
After all, the lizard posed a danger to the eggs and/or birdlings that may be in the nests, not to mention the adult birds themselves.
It truly shows the Greatness and Power of Parental Love.
23rd May 2018
Nice observation Dick. Just a slight correction….2nd largest lizard in the world as the Komodo Dragon is the largest.
Thanks Subaraj, amended.
Lee Chiu San
This is a wonderful record of an unusual incident.