Migratory Black Bittern (Ixobrychus flavicollis) found dead in Singapore. Body was moved before I arrived so cause of death is likely impossible to determine barring an autopsy.
An uncommon winter visitor to Singapore, and one of our more elusive bird species, the Black Bittern is a spectacular bird that lives within the thick vegetation of freshwater swamps and wetlands.
This bird, however, was found nowhere near a wetland habitat, and was instead found dead at the void deck of Block 226 at Pasir Ris St. 21, and was likely to have been dazed by the bright urban lights prior to having met with its untimely end.
Source: David Tan Instagram