Saturday, May 3, 2008

Gold-whiskered Barbet eating Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Barbet

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Original Date/Time = 2008:05:02 07:48:32


90 comments:

Photographer RAZAK RAMLI said...

Assalamualaikum...
Gambar yang hebat.Terkena pada waktu yang tepat.Dapat lihat burung makan burung.

Maria said...

Thanks for coming over to my blog!
Your series of photos is stunning. First I only saw the beauty of the colours and then I began to realise that a deathly struggle was going on.

SandyCarlson said...

Wow! That's hard to watch on one level and beautiful on another. Thanks.

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Fantastic shots.

2sweetnsaxy said...

That poor little bird. I didn't realize birds ate other birds. They're great pictures but it will leave me thinking about that for a little bit.

Adventure girl wanna be said...

Great colors. But I hate the way I feel now. I didn't realize what was going on at first. I'm an oversensetive animal freak and wonder why in the world God made such a system where humans and animals "kill" and eat other living things!

Anyway, nice blog. I am a newbie. I think it is so cool to meet people from around the world!

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT said...

What a great bird shot blog!
Beautiful shots.
Congratulations.

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT said...

Beautiful report series shots. Great Nature.

Kelly said...

These are amazing! The colors of the birds are breath-taking! What beautiful birds! Thanks for the comment on my SWF photo!

Tootie said...

Wow, the only birds like that in my country seem to be in cages. Those are beautiful photos.

Eki Akhwan said...

This series of "bird story" can only come from a seasoned bird-watcher and keen photography enthusiast like you.

Saya suka sekali dengan adegan burung makan burung itu. Belum pernah saya lihat sebelumnya.

Terima kasih sudah mengunjungi dan berkomentar di blog saya.

Bila (Indonesian: kapan) akan menambah foto lagi? Saya tunggu.

Lana Gramlich said...

Wow. Absolutely stunning!

uncleawang said...

Assalamualakum...
Gambar cantik,,I guess you have skill to shot on birding.Bird watching is interesting hobby too.

Blognote said...

Beautiful photos indeed and Nature does what is had to do!!

Hendrawan Riau said...

Sometime I have to take nature photos like you friend, but now, I'm in a city, difficult for me finding it.

Neal said...

Those are fantastic shots! Thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

This is an amazing series of photographs, and thank you for posting them.

Connie said...

That is a pretty color of green bird, but he scares me. Poor bird that he is eating.

Nick S said...

Excellent photos my friend. Such wonderful colour on those Barbets.

Colin Campbell said...

I think I will stick to cornflakes. Amazing series of photographs.

mirage2g said...

Wow! he's a great catcher!

Norm said...

what a gorgeous set of photos! wonderful color of the bird, nice capture...

fishing guy said...

What a wonderful series of photos with nature in full bloom.

napaboaniya said...

Each of the photos are gorgeous and beautiful in colors :)

. said...

I can't take pictures of birds. I keep trying but when I shoot they are gone.

Lilly said...

wow, these are amazing.

Fadil Wimala said...

wow, great observation!

Julie said...

First, the photo's are stunning, great job and capture. The subject matter, why hard to take is natures way, animals must kill to eat.

SandyCarlson said...

There's an irresistable beauty!

Julie said...

Great series of images... what a great place to be at the right time. It took me a frame or so to see the green bird. Great colours. Cheers, Julie

Rob Ripma said...

Awesome shots! How cool!!!

david mcmahon said...

What an unusual series of shots.

Mariamellie said...

Assalamu'alaikum!

Thanks for stopping by at my blog, so nice to have your visit! Your pics of Birds are so cute!!! I love it. I am glad we share this feeling of appreciating Alam & Pencipta!

Salam dari East Borneo!

Maria said...

Birds are cruel little dinosaurs, at least they are their descendants!

Glennis said...

The photos are beautiful, and well taken. Nature can be cruel sometimes.

Patricia said...

I love the nature, you have such a beautiful photos! This bird has so many colors, I really liked!
Selamat akhir minggu!

Maalie said...

What a fascinating sequence of pictures! Well dome!

Carletta said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.
This is a wonderful photo series.
I LOVE the header!!!

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Beautiful shots, beautiful colors especially the green bird. You are a great photographer. Poor small bird, but that is the way the nature is..

PJ said...

Tabib, I had a whole series of the blue heron with the snake, I didn't think to put them all together the way that you did. This is beautiful and horrifying at the same time, it's nature. Thank you for stopping by my blog, you're a great photographer.

Mojo said...

Beautiful and lethal. Now where have I seen that combination before?

Catherine said...

wow...what an amazing sequence of shots....nature red in tooth and claw...

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Thanks for visiting! This is the ultimate story for natures "food chain" ....great capturing each frame!

Mo said...

Very colourful

FJL said...

yang ni lagi cantik dan hebat. Sure you were that patient to see the drama :)

Tina said...

that was shocking and interesting at the same time! its sad to think of birds eating other birds.

great capture of the moment!

Dragonchaser said...

Hi Doc,
I didn't know that barbets are such fierce predators! I thought they are mostly fruit-eaters and maybe eat some insects, but birds too? That's new to me.
Joe

Leanne said...

i feel sad for the little bird but that is nature. Great sequence of photos.

hasyimi said...

Assalamualaikum doc,
This is great documentation and great photos too. Is this common behaviour of this barbet, bcoz as far as I know barbets are mostly fruit eaters.
Rgds:

Martha said...

Wonderful images! Very cool! Thanks for stopping by :-)

magiceye said...

wow! lovely captures all!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic and beautiful !! This is simply amazing !! The bird is so beautiful..I enjoyed this post...Unseen Rajasthan

Sharodindu said...

ohh my god!
what a wonderful and shocking series of photographs...

Sharodindu said...

ohh my god!
what a wonderful and shocking series of photographs...
I envy your luck...
:)

The Explorer said...

You capture every moment...what a great shots...I am not sure if I catch all the movements..

thanks for visiting my site.

Baruch said...

Amazing photos. I never knew barbets would eat other birds

José Ramón said...

Hello good about these images, images of animals are very grateful Regards

Reader Wil said...

What a fantastic series of photos, but cruel to watch. I know that's nature, but still..
Thanks for the visit!

ANZAGA said...

increibles fotografías. Saludos.

Jakarta Birder said...

Wow.......
I can't Believe it..
Barbet eating Sparrow??

Fantastic Photos!!!
Thx for your comment at my blog:
birdsofjakarta.blogspot.com

jams o donnell said...

Wow what an amazing set of photos!

Kilauea Poetry said...

What a trip..thats all I can say! Vicious out there. Amazing photos-

pratapapa81 said...

saya baru tahu kalo barbet suka juga pemakan daging.
very nice shoot.

salam dari baluran

Paul said...

wow

Rajesh said...

Terrific sequence of shots. Amazing captures

Gypsy Lala said...

Great capture.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Quite an amazing series of nature in action!

Thank you for visiting my blog and your nice comment.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Real carnivore in action!

Dev Wijewardane said...

never expected to see a barbet feeding on a bird.

kRiZ cPEc said...

A very beautiful bird. Thanks for sharing. :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

Those are amazing shots!

Carol said...

I can never get to used to seeing a bird eat another bird ... except for raptors. I hope the little bird died quickly. Beautiful haunting pictures! There is no romanticizing nature... there is a constant hunt going on... those that hunt are also hunted.

SandyCarlson said...

These are really beautiful. I so admire your work.

Lantaw said...

great captures! savagely yet beautiful at the same time

HolidaysForFun said...

Pretty intimidating photo.

S.C.E. said...

I had no idea they ate other small birds.........

Great shots....

Carly said...

Sort of neat series of shots, but also gross at the same time!

MedaM said...

Absolutely amazing series of photos although it is also a sad photo story that I was watching with my mouth opened.

Ann said...

WOW!!!!! did you hide behind leaves camouflage to take these photos?

Ann said...

what do you do? Build a little leaves tent so the birds don't see you? How long did you hide before you saw the bird with it's prey.

I was so lucky to see my Paradise ducks especially when I googled that it is a partially protected bird.

When I was living in Singapore, in NTU, a pair of Hill Mynahs pecked at my bedroom door. My friends say if I ctach it and sell it, I could get $500.

I googled and found it is endanger species.

ayamlin said...

Wonderful!
I haven't seen such a beautiful bird!

bitingmidge said...

Sensational! I wish I had your patience.

Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia

AWANG said...

Wow !! this is real action series.
The moment we are waiting for especially birding photographer.
I love this shot.

elvira pajarola said...

..Incredible Pictures....!
Nature -the circle in nature-...it's hard to see but it belongs to nature!
thanks for stepping in my tuscany; ( yes, the bouganvillae can survive a light snowfall, but not freeying temperatures for many days!)
ciao
elvira

Pacey said...

Ack! that last photo is gross...you did well on all.

eden said...

Wow, I am impressed of your pictures. You captured every moment. Great shots..

Thanks for the visit..

Eki said...

wow! I didn't know they were carnivore! great pictures.

Bill Benish said...

What an amazing series of photos! That's quite different from the way I've seen raptors hold and tear at their prey. Wow!

Abraham said...

Wow. I am impressed.

Al said...

That's an amazing series of photos, if slightly disturbing.