I found this male Loten’s Sunbird in my garden the other day with spider in its mouth. The Loten’s Sunbird or Long-billed Sunbird, Cinnyris lotenius (formerly placed in the genus Nectarinia), is one of a group of very small Old World passerine birds which feed largely on nectar. Sunbirds will also take insects, especially when … Read moreMale Loten’s Sunbird
I was strolling in my backyard trying to get some bird with my Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM. Birds were elusive on that day. What I saw was this dragonfly, but since I had not taken my macro lens with me, I quickly fixed 36mm extension tube to 400mm lens so as to make … Read moreBreakfast
The Grey-breasted Prinia, Prinia hodgsonii, is a small warbler. This prinia is a resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka and southeast Asia. This skulking passerine bird is typically found in open woodland, scrub jungle, and other open areas with some grass. Grey-breasted Prinia builds its nest in tall grass and lays 3-4 eggs. … Read morePrinia
Black and Yellow Mud Dauber (Sceliphron caementarium) like all sphecids are more closely related to bees than to the vespid wasps. They are solitary insects that build nests out of mud in sheltered locations, frequently on man-made structures. These nests are not aggressively defended, and stings are rare. Mud daubers make use of spiders to … Read moreBlack and Yellow Mud Dauber
Finishing Line (called Manjotti in tulu) of the Kambla race, again shot using 6400 ISO.