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Thread: Barbet thrashing Garden lizard

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    Default Barbet thrashing Garden lizard

    A series of images showing a white cheeked barbet thrashing a garden lizard against a tree trunk. This a typical behavior amongst many birds which other than killing the prey eases swallowing / feeding by softening the prey and removing hard and spiny parts like scales , hard exoskeleton, stings and spikes. Note how the tail is removed and the head portion with harder skull and spikes is thrashed repeatedly.


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    The tail is almost cut
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    head banging - ozzy style
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    checking if the job is well done..
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    I wish i had made a video. wud been much better
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    Wonderful series. A sanskrit shloka says, "Jivo Jivasya Jivanam". meaning one living creature is the life for another living creature.the weak are the subsistence of the strong.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Lovely sequence of events. Had never seen this behaviour in the barbet.
    Have seen a similar behaviour commonly in Green Bee Eaters with Dragonflies and bees possibly to stun the prey/get rid of toxic secretions. This here however looks like a way to incapacitate the lizard. Nice documentation. Thanks for sharing.
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    Bibhav Behera
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    Brilliant! This behaviour is commonly seen in kingfishers when they catch fish or lizards, never thought that barbets do it too... in fact, i've never seen barbets preying on lizards. A very valuable record.
    TFS

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    Default Barbet with a killer instinct

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures . I have never witnessed a Barbet killing a lizard. Keep up the good work.
    Terry from the UK.

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