Black Baza, Aviceda leuphotes, feeds on slug

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Johnny Wee photographed a Black Baza (Aviceda leuphotes) feeding on a slug at Pasir Ris Park on 19 November 2021.

This predator belongs to the Family Accipitridae and possesses strong talons to capture and subdue prey. They feed on insects, oil palm fruits and small birds.

Photo 1: Black Baza caught a slug. Pasir Ris Park. 19 November 2021. Courtesy of Johnny Wee.
Photo 2: Baza has eaten the slug, then scans the surroundings. The head crest is held upright. Pasir Ris Park. 19 November 2021. Courtesy of Johnny Wee.
Photo 3: Black Baza in flight. Pasir Ris Park. 19 November 2021. Courtesy of Johnny Wee.

 

Read https://besgroup.org/2007/04/09/portrait-of-a-black-baza/  that describes the Black Bazas,             https://besgroup.org/2013/02/11/black-baza-feeding-on-praying-mantis/ about how these birds normally process their preys and https://besgroup.org/2008/11/19/arrivals-of-the-black-bazas/  about the arrival of these migratory birds in Singapore.

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