Thursday, May 28, 2009

Catching up with prey



Juvenile Brush Cuckoo leads off a short series of birds making recent captures in Tyto. Some birds are secretive and in a hurry to devour prey - in case Spangled Drongos or other would-be thieves turn up - but few fight over cuckoos' catches.


Male Varied Triller with green caterpillar.


Female Cicadabird about to make short work of a katydid.


Young Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike one gulp away from downing a katydid.


Eastern Great Egret takes off with a red-tailed fish firmly in thrall.


Azure Kingfisher speeds off with small fish.

6 comments:

Duncan said...

Great captures Tony.

Neil said...

Great shot of the Kingfisher.

mick said...

Delightful! (I have to keep thinking up new words to say the same thing - and I'm not even a 'journo'!)

Boobook said...

Great series Tony.

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony
Great images and a nice theme.
Very challenging to get such great images of prey.
Cheers
Denis

Tyto Tony said...

Thanks all.