Large-billed Crow – foraging technique

on 3rd September 2018

“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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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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