Juvenile Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) being scavenged by Weaver Ants (Oecophylla smaragdina)
Pasir Ris, 25th June 2016
This juvenile Grey Heron was found beneath a tree that was part of a nesting colony. It’s possible that it had fallen out of the nest and died before it had fledged. Another possibility is that it had died in the nest due to some other reason, and the parents removed the carcass.
The Barn Owl has traditionally been considered to be a single, cosmopolitan species (Tyto alba), but it has recently been split into several species; the populations found in Singapore are considered to belong to what is now known as the Eastern Barn Owl (Tyto javanica), which encompasses the Barn Owls in Peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, and parts of the South Pacific.
Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma)
Upper Thomson Road, 1st May 2017
This male Orange-bellied Flowerpecker, found on the pavement along Upper Thomson Road, and very close to Windsor Nature Park, may have fallen victim to a predator like a Domestic Cat (Felis silvestris catus).