Skip to main content

Red naped Ibis - preying on squirrel

One evening we heard shrill calls of squirrel, so we went outside to see why it give call. When we went outside, we saw that a Common Myna poaching the baby squirrel. Baby squirrel is still alive, one adult squirrel was nearby trying save baby and making loud calls. We just rush back inside our house to fetch camera. Meantime the Red-naped Ibis took charge of baby squirrel from Common Myna.
Red-naped Ibis move little away, first its try kill the baby squirrel by the thudding it on ground many times.
Once the baby is immobile, it’s adjust the prey in its long beak
and swallow it in fraction of second.

You can see video on following link :  

GMERS Medical College, Dharpur, Patan, Gujarat, India

29th June 2018


Previous                                                                                                                                                                                             Next .


Popular posts from this blog

About Us

One of the features of a civilized man is that he has hobbies, serious hobbies. From time immemorial man has invented and developed various hobbies ranging from stamp collection to feather collection. Though man has been a social animal for a long time, the primeval instinct in his has not died. We yearn and long to be close to nature. There are a few hobbies that give us an opportunity to do so. One such hobby is bird-watching. It might seem simple to read the word and guess that it is very easy to watch the birds. But it is not what it seems. It needs a lot of dedication, determination and consistency to master ‘the art of bird-watching.’ It takes years of patience and perseverance to be a good birdwatcher. What you choose as your hobby is not as important as to what hobby chooses you. You have to be the chosen one.   Dr. Pankaj Maheria, a Professor at GMERS Medical College, Valsad (South Gujarat) is one such Chosen One. Birds have chosen him as a medium between their worl