Thursday, 21 January 2010

Red-Whiskered Bulbul eating a Caterpillar

Among the many birds that roost near the house, there are a pair of Red-whiskered Bulbuls (Pycnonotus jocosus). They hang around until nearly dusk catching insects, before they head off to roost. Pictured here is a bulbul, busy in the act of eating a caterpillar. I`m not sure but I`m guessing that the caterpillar is that of a Common Emigrant butterfly. after having caught the caterpillar, the bird proceeded to thrash it around on the branches before swallowing it whole. (excuse the slight blur due to dim light.)

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