The balcony observer's 259th report- Parasol leaf trees 1/2 (Macaranga tanarius) 血桐結果

by Tsao T-F August. 03, 2020 300 views

The leaves of a parasol leaf tree are shield-shaped, and the whole tree seems to be covered with many small umbrellas. So it can be used as a habitat for birds. In addition, the capsules full of fleshy and soft spines contain small fruits that birds love to eat. There are two to three fruits in a capsule. When mature, the capsule splits and the released seeds are black and shiny.

血桐的葉子呈盾狀,整棵樹像是長滿了小傘,因此可以做為鳥鳥的棲地。此外,充滿肉質軟刺的蒴果裡面,藏有鳥鳥愛吃的小果子。一個蒴果裡面有二到三顆果子,成熟時蒴果裂開,釋出的種子呈黑色具光澤。

The leaves of a parasol leaf tree are shield-shaped. 血桐的葉子呈盾狀。

The leaves of a parasol leaf tree are shield-shaped. 血桐的葉子呈盾狀。

The capsules are full of fleshy and soft spines. 蒴果充滿肉質的軟刺。

The capsules are full of fleshy and soft spines. 蒴果充滿肉質的軟刺。

A Light-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus sinensis) called A-Pui is waiting for maturation. 白頭翁阿肥正在等著果子什麼時候成熟。

A Light-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus sinensis) called A-Pui is waiting for maturation. 白頭翁阿肥正在等著果子什麼時候成熟。

A few days later, A-Shou found ripe fruits. 幾天後,阿瘦發現了熟果子。

A few days later, A-Shou found ripe fruits. 幾天後,阿瘦發現了熟果子。

He opened his mouth happily and pushed the capsule away. 他開心地張嘴,把蒴果撥開。

He opened his mouth happily and pushed the capsule away. 他開心地張嘴,把蒴果撥開。

He picked the small fruit out of the capsule. 他把小果子從蒴果裡叼出來了。

He picked the small fruit out of the capsule. 他把小果子從蒴果裡叼出來了。

He was reluctant to rest, and wanted to find ripe fruits again. 他捨不得休息,又想找熟果子。

He was reluctant to rest, and wanted to find ripe fruits again. 他捨不得休息,又想找熟果子。

He spread his wings and made a second attack. 他展開翅膀,做第二輪攻擊。

He spread his wings and made a second attack. 他展開翅膀,做第二輪攻擊。

He picked the small fruit again, so happy. 他再次把小果子叼出來了,好開心。

He picked the small fruit again, so happy. 他再次把小果子叼出來了,好開心。

This is really a good morning. 這真是一個美好的早晨。

This is really a good morning. 這真是一個美好的早晨。

to be continued... (未完待續...)

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-- Lyency 3 months, 2 weeks ago

amazing series

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Piotr B 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Tsao, Your pictures are so nice. And the balcony, on oasis of calm.  Cheers, Piotr.

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Tsao T-F Replied to Piotr B 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Piotr. I like your saying "on oasis of calm".smile

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Heike 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Great series, Tsao! I'm with Camellia, #9 is outstanding! What a wonderful photo of his silhouette!

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Tsao T-F Replied to Heike 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Since you and Camellia like #9, I have changed the cover photo to this (based on the approval of two photo masters). Thank you, Heike!smile

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 3 months, 3 weeks ago

While I like all these captures....#9 tops them. Love the silhouette and especially seeing his tongue. Bravo!!

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Tsao T-F Replied to Camellia Staab 3 months, 3 weeks ago

The tree is tall and capsules are high, close to the roof of the balcony. I did not make a special effort on the silhouette. In fact, the back-light confused me. But it did show the tongue margin well. Glad you like it!smile

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Buster Bruce 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Just perfect

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Tsao T-F Replied to Buster Bruce 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the comment, Buster!grinning

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Wonderful report! Nice work and very informative!
+1smile+1

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Tsao T-F Replied to Jay Boggess 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the comment, Jay!smile

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Tsao T-F 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing w/us!
+1smile+1
Always a pleasure, my friend!

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Love the sequence and the sun going through the leaves.

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Tsao T-F Replied to Antonio Gil 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Glad you like this. And love your saying "the sun going through the leaves".grinning

3 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
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