Large-billed Crow – foraging technique

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“I was waiting on this very wet and dark evening for the Hadada Ibis to show (no views) and spotted a pair of Large-billed Crows (Corvus macrorhynchos macrorhynchos), also known as Jungle Crow, foraging in the dead branches of a tree.

“They were probing and pecking strongly at the dead branches of a Rain Tree (Albizia saman); bark was being ripped off and wood chips dislodged.

“I suspect they were looking for insect prey like termites. The activity went on for ~ 15 minutes and was interrupted by a passing Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus intermedius) that they stopped feeding to harass and chase away.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
22nd August 2018

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban environment (golf course)

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