Found this morning. 😦 Distinctive red marking on its beak. Looks like an injury to its neck.
Source: Tanglin Halt Wildlife Watch Facebook
Today we picked up a gorgeous female Thick-billed Green Pigeon (Treron curvirostra) from around the one-north area that died of as-yet undetermined causes.
Although usually found in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Thick-billed Green Pigeons often forage for fruits in the fringing woodlands outside the central forests as well.
Source: David Tan Instagram
Heron (F. Ardeidae)
Commonwealth, 21st May 2011
The remains of this bird were scattered alongside the KTM railway tracks which run along Commonwealth. I cannot confirm that the skull, legs, and the other bones all belonged to the same individual, although their close proximity is highly suggestive.
There are a number of smaller heron species that are commonly recorded in Singapore, and the skull could have belonged to one of these species:
Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Striated heron (Butorides striatus)
Chinese pond heron (Ardeola bacchus)
Yellow bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)
Cinnamon bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus)
Black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)