Friday, May 28, 2010

Comedy with not so old Chestnut

Colours bit muted for a clown, but this Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Lonchura castaneothorax) could be auditioning for best comic dance in the Tyto Follies.

Same bird, a split-second earlier. Timing's all in comedy.

No laughs from this Carpet Python the other day. Though some seem to grin when open mouthed, snakes offer little humour.

Many honeyeaters today and yesterday found large Amethystine Python in pandanus no joke. It proved camera shy, so snake-cringers can relax.

Meanwhile, Shining Flycatcher juveniles doing well with parent female (above) doing almost all the feeding.


mick said...

..."Timing's all..." And with photography also! Yours is impeccable!

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony
Its a lovely dancing image.
Glad the Shinings have survived their fledging, Tony.
Don't tell the Python where they are hiding, will you?

Tyto Tony said...

As always, too kind, Mick.

Python had bigger prey in mind. Gone today. In its place, slender tree snake.

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