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    Question From a non-animal point of view, how do I deal with this bird?

    I know there are birdlovers who believe every bird should be treated like princesses but..

    It's this kind of bird recently always chirping behind my block after dark. that kind of noise really drives one nuts and sleepless at night.. it's like tad-tad-tad.. like that.. once tad every few seconds..
    I bumped into a group of 10~20 such birds in the woods.. and they don't scare people. And I guess they are human fed by the way they approaches people..

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    Default Re: From a non-animal point of view, how do I deal with this bird?

    call in cops/pestbusters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    call in cops/pestbusters?
    it's said such bird are fore-runner of ill omen..
    dunno whether true or not..
    but lots of bad things did happen lately..

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    maybe you can put on some earplugs at night? or close the windows and on the airconditioning
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    Do they have a nest built somewhere near?

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    Not a bird expert (hopefully some can offer some advise) but perhaps can consider it's natural diet and try to lure it away to another location, or call the Jurong Bird Park/SPCA for advise?

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    These bird eats fruits like chillies cherry and popular for pomegranate. Not an easily sight in the urban. If it is not fed by people, it will go away after 2 weeks when the fruits are all gone.

    I presumed you have seen this bird at your block in the open as I my impression is these birds don't work in the night, if it does, could be indoor. If it has a nest somewhere, consult with your area management on removing it.

    You will see them more often after CNY when decor plant fruits ripens.
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    Did you try using an ugly scarecrow?

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    Default Re: From a non-animal point of view, how do I deal with this bird?

    my uncle in US has a bird eatin the fishes out of his pond.
    he wanted to shoot it, turns out that the lucky bird is an endangered species.
    so he can't do anything abt it.
    winter came and the bird migrated, hopefully it won't come back...
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    Maybe u want to take it as a chance to do some bird photography? I mean once global warming really hits us, you will be wishing there are birds to take photos of....

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    Default Re: From a non-animal point of view, how do I deal with this bird?

    Play recording of hissing snake? maybe that will scare off the bird to find another spot?

    ../azul123

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    i have encountered a bird making irritating noise recently. initially i thought it was only wee hours but seems like it's throughout the day. dang it.

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    Default Re: From a non-animal point of view, how do I deal with this bird?

    perhaps ear plugs would be the best possible way to reduce the noise effect.

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    Default Re: From a non-animal point of view, how do I deal with this bird?

    Thats a White-crested Laughing thrush (Garrulax leucolophus) - not really that common in Sg but they can be found in certain areas - often near nature reserves or thick forested areas where they forage for food. A small congregation can often make a loud cacophony of calls to each other.

    I think just live and let live ba....try getting used to their loud calls? If all else fails just use a pair of earplugs.

    At least their calls not as loud and irritating as that made by the Asian koel....I am often woken up by the loud calls around 5am as there are a pair of these birds living near the foot of my block. Asian Koel call: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZALQV7SDCc

    Quote Originally Posted by pokiemon View Post
    i have encountered a bird making irritating noise recently. initially i thought it was only wee hours but seems like it's throughout the day. dang it.
    That should be the call made by the Asian koel...see link above.

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    Adopt a cat...
    Alpha

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    Yes, the Asian Koel really makes the loudest sound. They kind of enjoy the echo of the building too.
    Just in Nov last year, a pair of these birds came and called for 3 days and nights. Finally, the area army defenders of crows and mynahs got irritated and evict the loving pair.

    Quote Originally Posted by Garion View Post
    Thats a White-crested Laughing thrush (Garrulax leucolophus) - not really that common in Sg but they can be found in certain areas - often near nature reserves or thick forested areas where they forage for food. A small congregation can often make a loud cacophony of calls to each other.

    I think just live and let live ba....try getting used to their loud calls? If all else fails just use a pair of earplugs.

    At least their calls not as loud and irritating as that made by the Asian koel....I am often woken up by the loud calls around 5am as there are a pair of these birds living near the foot of my block. Asian Koel call: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZALQV7SDCc

    That should be the call made by the Asian koel...see link above.

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    White-crested Laughing thrush (Garrulax leucolophus)
    this is quite an endangered specie in Singapore .... bro, enjoy the sound while you can
    always the Light, .... always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised View Post
    White-crested Laughing thrush (Garrulax leucolophus)
    this is quite an endangered specie in Singapore .... bro, enjoy the sound while you can
    ~~ and if people had the attitude me and ts has, its no wonder why dodos went extinct;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT View Post
    I know there are birdlovers who believe every bird should be treated like princesses but..

    It's this kind of bird recently always chirping behind my block after dark. that kind of noise really drives one nuts and sleepless at night.. it's like tad-tad-tad.. like that.. once tad every few seconds..
    I bumped into a group of 10~20 such birds in the woods.. and they don't scare people. And I guess they are human fed by the way they approaches people..

    Not a bad shot. Can consider bird photograhy
    Take the shot!

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    Is it edible?
    Tum podem extulit horridulum...日出東方﹐唯我不敗。

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