A lone Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata, denizen of Europe and Siberia, suddenly made its appearance at Kent Ridge Park, Singapore. Although a plain looking passerine, the little bird induced great excitement amongst birdwatchers and bird photographers. There are many beautiful portraits of the flycatcher but this post will document the different insects the bird managed to feed on. Readers can write in the comments section if they can elucidate the identity of the insect preys.
This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behaviour through photography and videography to a wider audience.
Soh Kam Yung
I’m reasonably certain the cricket in Photo 1 and 8 is Nisitrus malaya. The bee in photo 5 might be a Blue Banded bee (Amegilla sp.).
– Nisitrus malaya Robillard & Tan, 2021 [ https://www.gbif.org/species/11158988 ]
– Amegilla zonata – Blue-banded bee [ https://wiki.nus.edu.sg/display/TAX/Amegilla+zonata+-+Blue-banded+bee ]
Hi Kam Yung,
Thank you for your help. Everyone at BESGroup and the photographers at BICA appreciate your help with the ID.