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Red Chilli Bird

Rarely seen, this shy bird inhabits the Chilli plantations on the western edge of the clench hills. Its diet consists entirely of red hot chilli peppers and it flies very rapidly backwards to keep its bottom cool.

Red Chilli Bird

Rarely seen, this shy bird inhabits the Chilli plantations on the western edge of the clench hills. Its diet consists entirely of red hot chilli peppers and it flies very rapidly backwards to keep its bottom cool.

comments (21)

  • vz-nostalgia
  • The Kingdom of Delightful Madness
  • 14 Jul 2011, 01:16
absolutely love the shot, Bill, but the flying backwards explanation is just brilliant. smile Check, if you find burned ground under teh trees, where these birds like to hang out. smile
Bill Phillips: The guano is used as a powerful weedkiller
  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 14 Jul 2011, 03:23
That would work!
Ain't Nature and her solutions grand!

[grin]
Bill Phillips: Indeed so Ray, indeed so
OK- you had me until the flying backwards part! smile It's a lovely photo of whatever it is!
Bill Phillips: grin You mean you don't think it IS a Red Chilli Bird?
Stick to the diet Bill much more chance of success.
Bill Phillips: OK.......................................
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Jul 2011, 06:49
Oh, Bill, what a rare bird you could capture - I imagine it coloured -red feathers from eating red hot chilli peppers? - no diet for you- otherwise you had to 'fly very rapidly' to the loo!
Bill Phillips: I do quite like chillis!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Jul 2011, 06:53
Good Lord: I shall have to phone my contacts in the RSPB about this Bill. It could be a previously unrecorded species
Bill Phillips: Exceedingly rare and could be one for the twitchers
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 14 Jul 2011, 07:43
This is rather good Bill. Nice treatment.
Bill Phillips: I am obliged to you Chad
a little too dark for me
Bill Phillips: It is a very shy bird Chantal
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Jul 2011, 10:32
As free as a bird then Bill...

... though I think your grasp of Ornithology is a little tenuous ;o)
Bill Phillips: Beautiful plumage though
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 14 Jul 2011, 11:47
I like chilli sometimes I could fly backwards,good photo
Bill Phillips: It has that effect on many of us vintage
  • iris
  • hamburg
  • 14 Jul 2011, 11:50
Oh Bill, what a fantastic image. Absolutely love it.. and chillies too smile
Bill Phillips: I'm delighted you like it Iris
Thank god my coffee is still brewing!
Bill Phillips: i forgot to warn you!
Wonderful capture Bill
Bill Phillips: Thank you Janet
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Jul 2011, 16:09
This is cracker Bill, I love it all.... the story too! smile
Bill Phillips: Every word is true just as I am typing this from on top of Mount Etna
I suspect that the ornithologist might find this less than convincing, Bill - fine image, though! Is it a fledgling blue-tit?
Bill Phillips: It is some foreign bird from the aviary at Waddesdon Manor Tom
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Jul 2011, 18:51
Hahhaa.. don't believe a word of it! Isn't the Red Hot Chilli Peppers some sort of beat combo (as they once have said on the Home Service)? Good shot!
Bill Phillips: They are indeed a popular beat combo. I am not familiar with much of their music though
Dont know who is nuts you or Chad.
Bill Phillips: That would be both Mick
Great picture Bill but I'll take the narrative as a bit tongue in cheek. smile
Bill Phillips: Really???? Why???
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain
  • 14 Jul 2011, 22:35
Did you perhaps suggest a change in diet? Great photo BTW. What is it really?
Bill Phillips: I suggested Green chillies might be better. I don't actually know. It was in the rather magnificent aviary at Waddesdon Manor and got this treatment in an attempt to lose the wire of the cage. I think if it hadn't been for the catchlight in its' eye I would probably have ditched it
And to think I was worried about pigeons, when it could be Napalm.
Bill Phillips: Very similar John!
I like the roughness of this picture, almost like a charcoal drawing. Very nice.

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