Oilbirds at Asa Wright

Birds of Trinidad and Tobago January 2010

All photographs copyright Paul Gale Bird Photography

Oilbirds are nocturnal nightjars which eat fruits. At night they fly large distances to fruit trees. By day they roost in caves. The pictures here were taken at the Asa Wright Centre with the guide shining a torch on the birds.  The camera was balanced on a monopod and with the image stabiliser on I managed to get some good photos with shutter speeds down to 0.5 sec. The birds are constantly disturbing each other and one bird was hovering.

Oilbirds in cave Oilbirds close Oilbirds many

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