Saturday, March 28, 2009

Balanced diet continued

White-bellied Cuckoo-Shrike (Coracina papuensis) unknowingly continues my previous theme of a balanced diet with a caterpillar about to be part of breakfast at Tyto this week. Bird wasn't willing to stick around and let me move to better lighting.

Magpie-Lark (Grallina cycanoleuca) even less helpful. So quick on the swallow that its prey, a small grasshopper, was disappearing even as I lifted the camera.

White-browed Robin (Poecilodryas superciliosa) made no effort to co-operate with my would-be dietary theme. It's only contribution to balanced anything was to balance briefly on a shaded branch.

Tawny Grassbird (Megalurus timoriensis) also proved impossible to catch with anything resembling food in bill. Not so surprising since most of its food is caught and consumed within long grasses.


mick said...

Your photos are fantastic again! Plus a great variety of birds. You show me what can be achieved with patience and lots of practice I guess.

Duncan said...

Nice shooting Tony, as always. Always a pleasure to visit and see what you've watching and photographing.

Duncan said...

Edit, insert been. ;-)

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Mick: Never forget luck. Comes in handy - so long as it's not relied upon!

Hi Duncan: Must confess to being a little distracted lately and thus haven't filed quite so regularly. Just as well some species are more reliable than this old bird ;-)

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