Picked up 3 carcasses today in Singapore, one Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis) (top), and two Blue-winged Pittas (Pitta moluccensis) (below). The Pittas died after crashing into glass (seems like the main migratory wave is passing through right about now) and the Bittern was found exhausted in the middle of a carpark but died shortly after.

Source: David Tan, in Dead Birds (for Science!) Facebook

Yellow Bittern

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Tampines, 4th May 2011

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This Yellow Bittern was found at the foot of a HDB apartment block. I’m wondering if it had died after accidentally flying into a window.

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