28Fév

Lilan’s Lovebirds

Lilan’s Lovebirds

Among my favorite birds, they are the smallest parrots on the African mainland They nest in cavity of trees like mopanes  and acacias close to water. Monogamous, they like however to stay in small groups. They spend time foraging the ground eating grass, fruit and seeds. They were named Lilan’s lovebird from the beloved Lilian […]


22Jan

European Starling

European Starling

Ile de France – Bougival – In summer they are purplish-green iridescent with yellow beaks. They prefer to live near human settlements. Traveling in large group, the species is partially migrant . They are gregarious and spend their time forming groups, which can reach more than one million of birds.  they sleep in community dormitories […]


22Jan

European Starling

European Starling

They always need an open space like a lawn, a field to feed of invertebrates or insects on the ground. Unfortunately they also love fruit and can fall on an orchard, vineyard by thousands being then very destructive.


21Jan

Short-toed Creeper

Short-toed Creeper

Ile de France – Bougival – The short-toed Creepers and the common Creepers are similar, they can be identified mainly by the difference in their song, however, the short-toed Creeper is more present in Ile de France.…They are found in woodland and  feed on insects, larves, or spiders under the cork of the tree.  



21Jan

Eurasian Jay

Eurasian Jay

These birds belong to corvid species and are beautiful as their feathers reflect the UV light. When they communicate or are nervous they often raise their crest. They are very clever and can imitate human voice and more. They make their nest to breed high in a tree, up to 10m in coniferous but preferably […]


01Jan

Golden Langur

Golden Langur

I met some groups of the rare and very endangered Golden Langurs in Bhutan while visiting the Zhemgang area. It is a mountainous country with lush forests where they like to jump from tree to tree. The construction of bridges on the rivers allowing  the langurs to cross on the other sides has caused a […]


20Mai

Easter Island – Moaï

Easter Island – Moaï

Rapa Nui is the local name of Easter Island, famous by its mystery Moai statues The Moaïs are supposed to be the representation of the Chief of a clan or his Ancestor There are about 887 Moaïs on Rapa Nui. The culture Rapa Nui was at the top between 880 after JC to around 1680. […]


27Avr

Natural Bonsai

Natural Bonsai

This picture shows miniature trees at the top of the volcanic chimney. What is surprising is that they are in fact adult birch trees of may be 20 years old or more. They should be of 20 to 30 m height with a trunk circumference between 40 to 60 cm. The composition of the chimney […]