Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Hairy One

We do know that birds feed on caterpillar. What if the bird got a real hairy caterpillar?
This Black-Naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis) got herself a real big and hairy caterpillar. It hold the caterpillar and hit it against the tree branch real hard in order to remove the hair. As you can see from the photo above, slowly but surely it worked!

The irritating hair did help the caterpillar from some predators but obviously failed against this beautiful Black-Naped Oriole!

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