Lesser Adjutant foraging

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“I managed to get out for 1.5 hours and caught a Grab car to the coat (Grab Bird Watching I call it). The driver was local and took me to his childhood village as I had asked to be taken to mud flats.

“Despite the presence of sightseers (it was a public holiday) I managed to spot 4 Lesser Adjutants (Leptoptilos javanicus) feeding at once small location; argues well for a species that is vulnerable.

“They would forage by probing with the proximal one third of the beak into the mud and took what looked like a clam, a soft cylindrical invertebrate and other worm-like creatures. They would toss them up and back to feed.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
31st August 2018

Location: Batu Pahat, Johore, Malaysia
Habitat: Mud flats on the coast

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