Birds & Monitor Lizards of Bangkok, Thailand
July 10, 2010 -- Two of the more common land birds seen in Bangkok (and perhaps most of Asia) are Pigeons and Jungle Crows, aka Large-billed Crows. This post features the Jungle Crows of Bangkok. The Jungle Crow is common throughout most of Asia from Afghanistan to Japan.
Further you see a bit of interaction between a Jungle Crow and a Water Monitor. The Water Monitor is about the same size and has marking similar to the Gila Monster living in the desert areas of the U.S. states of Arizona and New Mexico.
As is the case with the Gila Monsters, the Water Monitors of Asia are protected by law. However, because some people break the law, the protected status does not guarantee their survival.
Unlike such creatures as Alligators, the Water Monitor has very strong jaws but no teeth. This feature would prove to be most disadvantageous for the project to be tackled -- namely taking charge of the old beached fish first claimed by the Jungle Crows which had the intention of making a meal out of the carcass.
In addition to the Jungle Crows and Water Monitor this post features other birds such as the Mynas, Pigeons and more.