Attacks of the House Crows

posted in: Crows, Interspecific | 2

Following Si Guim’s account of his encounter with House Crows (Corvus splendens) when he simply looked at the injured bird, Timothy Pwee had a similar but more serious experience: “Saturday (22nd April) was Earth Day and I spent the afternoon … Continued

Crows and body language

posted in: Crows, Interspecific | 3

Goh Si Guim had a most interesting encounter recently with House Crows (Corvus splendens). While he was walking along Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, he noticed an injured crow hopping on the ground with one wing limp. Being a naturalist that … Continued

Excitement around the TV aerial

posted in: Miscellaneous | 0

Television aerials are always mounted on the roof of houses or at the top of high-rise blocks for best reception. As such, they are found at the highest point of any location, whether a cluster of low-lying houses or a … Continued

The House Crow and the bat

posted in: Crows, Feeding-vertebrates | 0

On 19th April 2006 we had a posting by Angie Ng about how a House Crow (Corvus splendens) attacked and surgically cut up a rat. Gloria Seow, a member of the Nature Society (Singapore), read the account and sent in … Continued

The House Crow and the rat

posted in: Crows, Feeding-vertebrates | 6

Angie Ng reports a most interesting encounter her husband had with a rat: “When I first noticed House Crows (Corvus splendens) in the Angsana tree (Pterocarpus indicus) outside my apartment window, they were sharpening their beaks on the branches and … Continued

Bee-eaters and pellet casting

posted in: Pellets | 2

Singapore has two species of bee-eater, Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus) and Blue-throated Bee-eater (M. viridis). The former is a very common winter visitor while the latter is a common resident but a rather uncommon winter visitor. These birds, as their … Continued

Birds and glass windows – 2

posted in: Collision-Reflection | 8

Part 1 of “Birds and glass windows” gives the background to this interesting post. In Part 2 here, we continue the discussion from the rest of the interested birders on their personal encoounters. Tian Soo has this to say: “Yesterday … Continued

Birds and glass windows – 1

posted in: Collision-Reflection | 4

On 27th February 2006, Philip Tatham wrote: “During the last three months, one, and now a pair of, Red-whiskered Bulbuls (Pycnonotus jocosus) visited our apartment block on Jalan Hang Jebat (off Portsdown Road) and spent hour upon hour, almost every … Continued

The mempat tree

posted in: Plants | 2

There is nothing like a mempat tree (Cratoxylum formosum) with its crown covered with new reddish pink growth and pale pink flowers to brighten a road. The tree fronting my house was leafless for about a week before it turned … Continued

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