Friday 24 April 2009

Masked Shrike vs Centipede

This shortened sequence of events shows this male Masked Shrike killing a centipede, hanging it on a thorn as all butcher-birds do, then swallowing it whole!

Look closely in the above image and the centipede is hung out to dry! Look closely in the image below and 96 legs of the centipede have disappeared.
EXIF Detail: Aperture priority. F/8 Shutter 1/320s. -0.7 EV. ISO 250. WB Cloudy. Centre weighted metering. Focal length 500mm.

1 comment:

  1. Terrific sequence Steve, beautifully taken.

    Not sure you got my RF Falcon comment so thanks very much for posting them, I'll have to do a Cyprus trip next year.

    John J