Saturday, January 10, 2015

Cuckoos consume half of our garden Papayas

Cuckoos consume half of our garden Papayas
Adult Cuckoos (Asian Koel) feed mostly on fruits; the scientific term is 'Frugivorus' 
This is the 101th photo post of ClickingPhotos and my first blog post of 2015! Hope 2015 started smoothly (never mind, I'm not so comfortable with words like 'rocking') for you. Valentine's Day, being merely a month away I guess it's not the appropriate time to wish you all a belated happy new year (Sigh.. pardon my inability to turn up in the middle). Although I have some trip photos ready, I felt like starting the year with avian pictures. This is definitely a complain (to whom it may concern)- red eyed cuckoos are biggest consumers/looters of our garden papayas. What I hate most is, they leave ripe papayas half eaten, as if I'm suppose to take the remaining as divine 'Prasad'. Cuckoos sitting on papaya stalks look photogenic but for the owner of those trees they're quite villainous. I took these shots from the bathroom. I really have no idea why the cuckoo is looking more bluish than it actually was (It is not due to my image-editing for sure)! Probably next photo post shall have few of my travel photos. See you friends.
Cuckoos consume half of our garden Papayas
Male cuckoos are glossy bluish black, have crimson irises and famous for their song Koo-Ooo.

9 comments:

  1. Admired your photography skills....
    Just Amazing
    Happy week end !!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Veena... have a joyful week ahead :-)

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  2. You have made a cuckoo look so beautiful yeti! 😊

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    1. Rather you can say, the cuckoo cooperated with me to make a nice frame :-P

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  3. wow that is a lovley pic.. and the cuckoo seems all filled up :)


    Bikram's

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    1. Hahahaaa he's definitely filled up to his throat Bikram :-D
      Thanks bro :-)

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  4. A very belated Happy New Year Anunoy. what took you so long to come up with a post? I kept checking your blog each day and wondered if you forgot you had a blog!
    :P
    Jokes apart,good to see your post. The koel looks blue and beautiful,may be it is from Pandora! :P
    They say the guavas which are left half eaten by parrots are the tastiest,does that apply to Koel also?
    ;)

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    1. Ewwww I hate the taste of guava... and, sorry, I have no idea how those papayas/guavas of our garden half eaten by birds taste like... but if you're keen, please be my guest and I promise I'll pile up a basket full of such pre-tasted yummy fruits ;-)

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    2. lol..you hate guava!
      I am not eager to eat half eaten stuff!
      :O
      I said i heard...so i was asking if there was similar stories about koel too!

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