Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

December 22, 2020

Illegal Bird Netting

Filed under: Birds — admin @ 7:20 am

Cenang Reed Beds

Me and Thomas went to the Cenang Reed Beds this morning after a bit of a break. It was a nice sunny day, with a little bit of wind. Nothing new, but a couple of decent photos.

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (Merops leschenaulti)

Chestnut Munia
Chestnut Munia (Lonchura atricapilla)

Malay name is Ciak-padi Rawa Biasa.

Brahminy Kite - juvenile
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)

Malay name is Helang-tembikar Merah.

Red Collared-dove
Red Collared-dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica)

The malay name is Tekukur Merah.

WARNING – Gruesome content ahead. Birds in nets.

We saw this bird net strung across this pond. It was pretty gruesome and disgusting. The birds were entangled in the nets, not sure if they were dead. See the law below, which clearly states that it is illegal.

“Hunting wildlife with poison, etc.
79. (1) Any person who, whether he is a licensed hunter, a holder
of a special permit or otherwise, sets, places or uses any poison, bait,
poisoned bait, birdlime or net for the purpose of hunting any wildlife
commits an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not
exceeding fifty thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not
exceeding two years or to both. ” (Act 716, Wildlife Conservation Act, 2010)

http://www.agc.gov.my/agcportal/uploads/files/Act%20716%20-%208%2010%202014.pdf

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Bird Netting
Bird Netting

Red-wattled Lapwing
Red-wattled Lapwing

Common Myna
Common Myna

Yellow Bittern
Yellow Bittern

Langkawi bird list

White-bellied Sea-eagle
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) Helang-tembikar Merah
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
Pond-heron sp.
Cattle Egret
Striated Heron (Butorides striata)
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)
Common Myna
Baya Weaver
Brown Shrike
Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis) Kunyit Besar
Chestnut Munia (Lonchura atricapilla) Ciak-padi Rawa Biasa
Red Collared-dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica) Tekukur Merah
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

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