Friday, April 13, 2012

Oriole, Bulbul, ETC......

Hi everybody what's been going on in your part of the world? It's definitely spring here, with a fair amount of rain, which is typical of this time of the year.

Black-hooded oriole is a species of bird that has really tested my nerves when it comes to photographing them. This week I managed to get some barely presentable shots of one, and it did give me a run round   my and  a neighbor's gardens.

Black-hooded Oriole, Oriolus xanthornus




Below are the other birds I managed to capture.

Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)




 Yellow-billed Babbler, Turdoides affinis




I also photographed  a female Common Mormon butterfly and  a gecko, which has to be Spotted House Gecko (Hemidactylus brookii parvimaculatus),  according to what Bushana says here, and caterpillar 
that I couldn't place.



female Common Mormon,  Papilio polytes



Spotted House Gecko (Hemidactylus brookii parvimaculatus)






Posted for Camera critters, Macro Monday, Best Posts and World Bird Wednesday.

































































31 comments:

  1. lovely set of birds and other creatureas. This psot would do well in my meme NF Winged. You are welcome to share in it.

    http://nfmemes.blogspot.se/2012/04/nf-winged-35.html

    NF Birds

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  2. You did well with the oriole pictures. Golden Orioles are just as shy, almost impossible to get photos of them. Do you see Golden Orioles so far south?

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    1. Hi Phil, No,it doesn't occur here. As far as I know it migrates to Africa in winter but not to the Asian continent.

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    2. Thanks Amila
      I was looking in the latest Birds of India (reviewed on my blog) where Oriolus oriolus is said to be conspecific with Oriolus oriolus kundoo (Indian Golden Oriole), but as you say Black-hooded Oriole seems to replace GO in Sri Lanka

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  3. You took some wonderful pictures! The hooded oriole is so interesting looking -- I'm glad you were able to catch" him. The gekko is so funny, looks like he's on parade there, so proud of himself! Every one of your pictures is just perfect.

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  4. the colorful birds are beautiful, but your gecko shot is my favorite!

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  5. All of your photos are simply stunning. So glad you were finally able to capture the oriole shot.

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  6. Looks like it was well worth the wait. The oriole is stunning. - Margy

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  7. That oriole is beautiful! Quite different from the oriole species we have here. Fantastic photos!

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  8. Beautiful photos. We have spring in Sweden, nice sunny day today.

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  9. Lovely birds, but the gecko stole the show :)
    We are having spring days alternating with winter, but it is early here :)

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  10. These are really great shots!! I live the gecko's feet. :)

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  11. What fantastic captures! I love the Oriole shots.

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  12. these creatures can be quite a show...they look so interesting up close.

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  13. wonderful colours on the bird photos

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  14. Wonderful images of your fantastic wildlife..

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  15. I also love the sweet Gecko but your bird photos are great. Birds are hard to capture well.
    I think the one on the last photo will soon be a Ladybug.

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  16. Beautiful birds and wonderful critters. Great photos.

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  17. Beautiful Oriole but my face shot is the caterpillar!

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  18. Great pictures you show.
    Wishing you a good day.
    Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  19. Wonderful photos of all the birds and animals!!

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  20. wow.. nice photos .. like tht gecko .. ;)

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  21. wonderful pics, but i couldn´t find the sky for *ein stück himmel* :)

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  22. I like the gecko shot, spring in San Diego CA has also brought some Hooded Orioles to my backyard, I have a few photos here

    http://www.sefcik.com/2012/04/wildlife-of-week.html

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