Monday, December 23, 2013

Bougainvillea 'Raspberry Ice' and Yellow Vented Bulbuls

Bougainvillea 'Raspberry Ice' is one of the most beautiful bougy around. Its beauty lies in the beautiful contrast of the vermillion bracts against the yellow-green variegated leaves.


 
Flowers are generally terminal.


The yellow-green variegated foliage of Bougainvillea 'raspberry ice' provides a great foil for its bright red bracts.


A Yellow Vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) perched on a thorny branch. The vicious thorns do not seem to bother it.


 


It is an alert bird and though supposedly at rest, it cocked its head this way and that to survey its surroundings.


 

They are are frequently seen in pairs though not exactly lovey dovey like love the  birds. They give each other space.


 
A cluster of colourful bracts with vegetation on the hill slopes in the background.


Some wandering branches of this blue pea flower (Ternatea Clitorea) twined on a woody bougy stem and in its midst put forth a flower with much flourish.


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