Thailand: Another Raptor in need of Treatment
12th June 2016;
Last week we received a call from one of WFFT’s long-term supporters who had found a raptor in her garden very weak and unable to fly. Upon arrival the bird was identified as a juvenile Shikra (Accipiter badius). It seems that he may have lost his way after being injured. The WFFT Vet Team examined him, it was found that he has am injured wing, which is luckily not broken, and is severely under weight. He has been with us for a week now and becoming stronger, we hope that his wing will mend and he will be able to return back to the wild. We will keep you posted.
Today saw this really young Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus) die after flying into the wall of a HDB block in the Bukit Timah area. Crested Goshawks are listed as rare residents in Singapore with some likely migratory movements, and this bird is likely to have just left its nest not too long ago.
Source: David Tan Instagram