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.


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.

Tyto Tony said...

Thanks all.

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