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Fire-tufted Barbet

Psilopogon pyrolophus


Fire-tufted Barbets get their name from the tuft of bright red feathers jutting out from above their beak. Despite being such beautiful birds, their calls sounds very much like a cicada or other insect. You can hear some samples here:


Seen at the foot of Sumatra's Mt. Kerinci, the highest volcano in SE Asia, in the Kerinci Seblat National Park.


I frequently hear barbets, but so rarely see them. Just look at how well their color matches their surroundings! Sorry the video is so shaky. I didn't have a tripod with me, unfortunately.

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luke.mackin 8 years ago

Thanks, Gerardo! I was lucky he posed for me for so long!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Great spot and video !

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Jambi, Indonesia

Spotted on Dec 27, 2012
Submitted on Dec 30, 2012

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