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COPPER SMITH BARBET

Megalaima haemacephala

Description:

This find was one of the best pictures ttha I clicked in the area around Rakaskop, Belgaum yesterday

Habitat:

This species of barbet is found to overlap in range with several larger barbets in most of South Asia.

Notes:

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.

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1 Comment

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

nice spotting,

Mrinal Shekhar
Spotted by
Mrinal Shekhar

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Mar 18, 2013
Submitted on Mar 19, 2013

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