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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Coppersmith Barbet

Yamuna Biodiversity Park - Feb 2012

Old Fort, Delhi - Dec 2011
he Coppersmith Barbet, Crimson-breasted Barbet or Coppersmith (Megalaima haemacephala), 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 inSouth Asia 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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