Our trip to Bhadra was wonderful, because there was never any rush for time…we sighted, observed, and watched at leisure.
On the drive there, Anand took us to a waterbody where we enjoyed watching the
feeding on the figs in a very huge, majestic Banyan tree.
But one particular Barbet delighted us with its greed…..here are some photos, I don’t have to say it in words!
How many figs can a Barbet eat at once?
Thomas Vattakaven, on FaceBook, offered the more generous explantion that the Barbet probably had a large family of nestlings to feed…but in any case, it was very entertaining to watch it gorge itself and try to swallow it all!