I took this photo too quickly, not checking my function settings and it's a little blurry. The juvenile on the left is waiting for its parent to drop some apple into its wide-open bill!
The juvenile's eye-ring is narrower and yellowish pink
The juvenile chews on a piece of fruit which it pecked from the apple itself
Mama/papa looks on
And also digs in!
Both birds having their fill
On closer inspection, the juvenile is still quite fluffy
The African Red-eyed Bulbul is very common and near-endemic. Its food is mainly fruit, also nectar, insects and flower petals. It's call is distinctive - "Wake up, Gregory!"- and can be heard very early in the morning - in our garden - before sunrise.
I'm linking to Wild Bird Wednesday here
Happy Wednesday to you all!
Hello, Jo, they are awesome birds. I love their red eyes. Great sighting and photos. Enjoy your day!ReplyDelete
and now i am wanting an apple to eat.. will have to get a few this week end.. i like the one feeding the little oneReplyDelete
Lovely to see the juvenile of this species Jo.ReplyDelete
neat birds and neat feeder for them!ReplyDelete
Fascinating birds! They were really enjoying the apple!ReplyDelete