Three hornbills found dead in Tanglin Halt

Investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of death of the once-nearly extinct birds. The three hornbills were found dead near the Tanglin Halt Food Centre on Aug 2.
Investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of death of the once-nearly extinct birds. The three hornbills were found dead near the Tanglin Halt Food Centre on Aug 2. PHOTO: DAVID TAN

Three hornbills, which are nationally protected birds, were found dead near the Tanglin Halt Food Centre earlier this month.

While investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of death, observers believe these once-nearly extinct birds could have been the unintended victims of a poisoning exercise. Feeding poisoned pellets to birds is a common method used in Singapore and around the world to control the populations of birds considered pests, like pigeons.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2018, with the headline 'Three hornbills found dead in Tanglin Halt'. Print Edition | Subscribe