Came across this gorgeous dead Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) while out birding today. You can clearly see the beautifully exposed sternum bone and parts of the wing bones (especially the carpometacarpus) beginning to show.
Myna strangled by fishing line at Lower Peirce
By Derek Liew, 22nd December 2014;
“I was taking a walk at Lower Peirce this morning when I encountered a myna strangled by a fishing line hanging on a Birdnest Fern (Asplenium nidus) growing on the branch of a Rain Tree (Samanea saman) at the car park.
“The myna was removed by a long pruner and we found there was a fishing line tied around its neck.“
On Halloween night, we have to say that one the scariest things for our officers (and the animals) is to find an animal stuck on glue. Thankfully, Abracadabra, the Feral Pigeon (Columba livia) was released following a couple of cleaning sessions. But Carmen, the Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) rescued today, has gotten very badly stuck to the glue, and we hope that Carmen pulls through this.
Please, please help to spread the word not to use glue boards/traps for any animals
Not every story may have a happy ending, but getting that call from a member of public who is concerned about an injured animal makes this society – a better place for the animals! Baby, the young Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) was found on the road, possibly hit by something. Not sure of the history, the exam revealed that both his legs were broken, beyond repair. Unfortunately, we had to let Baby go…