Saturday, August 1, 2009

Asian Glossy Starlings Que Up for Rubbish

I spent a few hours near the Bukit Gombak Stadium looking for insects to shoot. I missed some assassin bugs and a huge grasshopper. In the scrubs, I even spotted a Clouded Monitor that scrambled away the moment it saw me. Apart from these animals, there was another creature all around. Not one, not two, not three but hundreds! What were they? Asian Glossy Starlings. What were they doing? Simple. Queuing up for rubbish. Have a look:
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Many waited on the concrete slope while some had their meals and their waiting up in the trees.
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There were just so many that they would be crowding at every perfect spot. But the only place that was best to shoot them was beside the rubbish dumping area where the birds took turns to choose their rubbish meal.
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The red eyes really make the birds look more attractive and a bit evil.

2 comments:

eunice said...

lol interesting bird behaviour. i never knew the starlings were so much like mynas. in my sch, mynas are kinda called 'canteen birds', cos they hang around so much. haha.

Shawn said...

Thanks Eunice for the comment... haha I never knew so either... and of course mynahs are commonly seen in schools eating leftovers. Which school are you in anyway?

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