Saturday, April 21, 2012

I hope you guys are not bored by the Yellow-billed Babblers constantly appearing here. I really couldn't help showing this shot off. I think it turned out nice, what do you think?                                                              

Yellow-billed Babbler, Turdoides affinis


Here's a Jungle crow eating ripe jack fruit.  The population of this species seem to be declining, while the House Crow population is going up. Urbanization and increasing garbage dumps seem to have benefited the House Crow, and apparently Jungle Crows are not very good at competing with them.
  
Jungle Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos)


This is a juvenile Land Monitor I photographed in the garden.

       Land Monitor (Varanus bengalensis)



This butterfly is a Common Palmfly.


Common Palmfly, Elymnias hypermnestra


My last picture for this week is a  wee spider I saw on a flower-baring ornamental in the garden. If any body could ID it for me, I'll be grateful.





Posted for Camera Critters, Macro Monday, World Bird Wednesday.

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, Amila! Really nice!

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  2. Amila, amazing photos and critters. I love the birds and the butterfly is gorgeous.

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  3. Very nice photos. Sorry, I don't know the spider, but it is a very nice shot.

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  4. Great sequence of some stunning wildlife!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. Beautiful picture series you run.
    Wishing you a good evening.
    Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  6. I will never tire seeing your wonderful wildlife.
    Many thanks for sharing it.

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  7. All great photos but the one of the Babbler is especially beautiful.

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  8. Beautiful photos of both insects and birds!!

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  9. Babbler...great name, and picture

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  10. NOthing you show could ever be boring...I love touring your beautiful country; the birds are wonderful. And I agree that 'babbler' is a fabulous name. He has a hypnotizing look in his eye.

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  11. A super interesting post. Thanks for sharing you birds and wildlife!

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  12. It is a lovely capture of the Babbler - I like the name. He has a very distinctive eye. I love crows. It's a shame the Jungle Crow population is declining. Your monitor, butterfly and spider shots are also fantastic!

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  13. Great shots of the Yellow-billed Babbler and the Jungle Crow Amila! They would both be lifers for me ;-)

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  14. Hi folks, Thanks for dropping by and commenting! I'll be around blogs too.

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  15. I'm not a spiderologist, but I'm pretty sure that's a Lynx spider.

    (err. . . the spider in the list, not the other decidedly non-spider critters, those are not Lynx spiders)

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