The grey Langur paid us a visit the other day. In fact there were two of them. How I came to know about it was by the distress call of the Koel. To add to this the crows were all excited and were concentrating on the mango tree. I had a closer look at the tree. After carefully scanning through the gaps in the tree, I found this cute face looking back at me.
Had enough time to grab my camera and take some quick shots.
The crows were getting really agitated (and frustrated) as they could not swoop down on them. The second line of attackers were waiting above for action:
Meanwhile our friends decided to change location and descended on our garden. One of them perched on the bamboo scaffold and relished our flat bean shoots.
Later while checking the net, I found that Langurs are indeed known as “leaf eating monkeys” as they feed mostly on leaves. Other than leaves they eat fruits, shoots, roots, seeds, flowers, grass.
While enjoying the shoots, I saw him eyeing the Dutchman’s pipe (or queen of the night) flowers at the other end of the garden. I presume he gave up the idea, probably guessing that that they were the ‘already bloomed ones’ (these flowers bloom once a year and that too in the night)
The front line attackers had a clear target now and resumed their attack.
Our friends now moved on to the adjacent tree and found the flowers on this tree really delicious. (this is the same tree on which the bats come at dusk during this season)
I suppose they had their fill on that tree and moved away, as the concentration of the crows shifted away from our house.
With some greenery around the house, there is never a dull moment.
I did manage to take some video footing too and you can see it here: