Footage capturing another hornbill trying to get at a pet bird in a bird cage hanging outside a HDB flat has been trending on social media, days after another video in which a hornbill captured and devoured a caged pet bird went viral.
In this latest video, shared on Facebook yesterday, a hornbill can be seen targeting a pet bird that is frantically flying about in its cage. Determined to get to the bird, the hornbill tries to pry the cage open with its beak.
The five-minute video that appears to have been taken from inside the flat then shows the hornbill being joined by its partner. Both wild birds perch themselves on the bamboo stick outside the flat. Although the first hornbill continues to eye the pet bird, it was not successful in capturing the pet:
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In a video posted to social media last Friday, a pair of hornbills were caught on camera tearing apart and consuming a pet bird from a birdcage that hung outside a HDB flat window.
In the video, the carnivorous hornbill birds can be seen sharing the pet bird as its feathers flutter about, while a man can be heard expressing shock at the scene unfolding in front of his eyes.
The birds in both videos are believed to be Oriental Pied Hornbills, that are native to Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia.
Oriental Pied Hornbills mate for life and are opportunistically carnivorous – meaning they have been known to divert from their usual herbivorous diet to eat small birds and rodents like mice if they prey is small enough.