Thursday, April 23, 2009

A face only a mother could love

Here's a better picture of the babies in the nest (eep, hope that one doesn't fall out! I didn't dare touch them - felt badly enough getting close with the telephoto lens):

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The adult bulbul is a fairly attractive bird, but the babies are weirdly reptilian. If ontogeny really does recapitulate phylogeny, I would say that their dinosaur is showing.

1 comment:

mindy said...

That's why I don't trust birds. I'm sure that someday they'll remember they were dinosaurs and try to eat me, no matter how many Latin names of dinosaurs I could recite as a child.