Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sour-beaked Parrot & Others......

Hey, folks, sorry for not posting for two weeks! The rain continues to pour down here, with me struggling to do some photography when things get a bit dry every now & then. Today's highlight is this Rose-ringed Parakeet I spotted on our Bilimbi tree.  The fruit is extremely sour, & a very important in local cuisine both as  a substitute for lime & some very palatable side dishes to go with rice. The fruit can be eaten raw too, but I'd say no thanks!

Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)

This is  a caterpillar of Blue Tiger butterfly. It was on a Wattakaka volubilis plant, which happens to be this butterfly  species' host plant.

Caterpillar of Blue Tiger (Tirumala limniace)

I have a habit of getting in to the garden at night, aiming a flashlight here & there as I go. This has proven to be an excellent way to spot all kinds of interesting creatures. Below are a moth I spotted on a Solanum plant
and a Juvenile Oriental Garden Lizard on a Lantana.

Oriental Garden Lizard (Calotes versicolor)

Well, that's about it folks, thanks for visiting, all comments are  welcome! I'll probably post again on next Saturday, stay tuned!

Camera Critters, Macro Monday, World Bird Wednesday.  


  1. Your photos of the night creatures are amazing! Looks like the parrot likes sour.

  2. Your pics are sublime and bring pure joy and bliss to viewers. Love the parrot eating fruit - the bird blends beautifully with the green tree in the background.

  3. Bonitas capturas,las de la Cotorra de kramer me gustan mucho.Saludos

  4. Great photos - especially the Parakeets. Parrots of all kinds don't seem to mind how sour the fruit is - and I've had trouble this season picking any fruit before the parrots destroy it all.

  5. Skri lanka is a wonderfull place, i have visiting ,greeting from Belgium

    ¸.•´¸.•*• ♥ 5 ✬ ✬ ✬ ✬ ✬

  6. Wonderful photos, love them all!

  7. What wonderful photos! The parakeets were gorgeous, but your night photography has yielded some amazing shots!

  8. Wonderful critter post and I love the parakeet. It is a beautiful bird.

  9. Wonderful shots!! Do you use a flash also or just the flashlite ? Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    1. Thanks Gary, I use the flashlight for spotting them, and the camera flash for photographing them.

  10. The bird is beautiful - looks like he enjoys the sour fruit. I love your night shots! What a good idea.

  11. a handsome parrot and I love the lizard too

  12. Bellissime fotografie! Una felice fine settimana a te...ciao


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