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Coppersmith Barbet

Psilopogon haemacephalus


They keep solitary, pairs, or small groups; larger parties occasionally on abundantly fruiting Ficus trees. Fond of sunning themselves in the morning on bare top branches of tall trees, often flitting about to sit next to each other. The flight is straight, with rapid flaps. They compete with other cavity nesting birds and frugivores. Psilopogon asiatica have been noted to evict them from their nest holes, while red-vented bulbuls have been seen to indulge in kleptoparasitism, robbing the male of berries brought to the female at the nest.

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Ashutosh Dudhatra
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Ashutosh Dudhatra

Rajasthan, India

Lat: 24.27, Long: 74.00

Spotted on Aug 5, 2019
Submitted on Aug 5, 2019

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