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This find was one of the best pictures ttha I clicked in the area around Rakaskop, Belgaum yesterday
This species of barbet is found to overlap in range with several larger barbets in most of South Asia.
The Coppersmith Barbet, Crimson-breasted Barbet or Coppersmith , is a bird with crimson forehead and throat which is best known for its metronomic call that has been likened to a coppersmith striking metal with a hammer. It is a resident found in the Indian Subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. Like other barbets, they chisel out a hole inside a tree to build their nest. They are mainly fruit eating but will take sometimes insects, especially winged termites.