Long-Tailed Shrike Juvenile calling for food.

A long-tailed shrike (Lanius schach) family attracted Shahrul’s attention at the Singapore Business Park. His efforts paid off as this set of photographs show: moments when the two juveniles begged loudly for food, parent feeding a juvenile and food preparation.

Photo 1: Young long-tailed shrike calling to be fed.
Photo 2: Long-tailed shrike parent feeding juvenile on left of picture.
Photo 3: A juvenile begging for food from its parent. A second juvenile is on the extreme right of the picture.
Photo 4: Parent turns away with tail against juvenile’s neck.
Photo 5: A juvenile begging vociferously to be fed.
Photo 6: Juvenile begging for food while flapping its wings.
Photo 7: Juvenile flapping wings vigorously and calling loudly for food.
Photo 8: Parent bird with an insect prey in the beak.
Photo 9: Parent uses foot to separate head of insect prey from body.
Photo 10: Parent transferring prepared insect prey to juvenile.
Photo 11: Juvenile flapping its wings with joy after being fed.
Changi Business Park
September 2022
12 pm


All photographs © Shahrul Kamal.

Texts and captions by Teo Lee Wei.

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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