Friday, 22 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.)



  1. Hello Thomas, cool blog and great photos....Which lens do you use?

  2. Hi Apu, Thanks. I use a Minolta 500mm f8 reflex lens with a Sony A550 camera.


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