Lineated Barbet

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The Lineated Barbet is one of our most favourite birds! It is also one of the first birds we spotted. We have seen 3 of them at the same time! They always have cute faces :3 However, they are hard to spot as they are green, just like leaves.

Description: The Lineated Barbet (Megalaima lineata) is an introduced species that has been surviving well in Singapore. They live in wooded areas. These barbets have green wings and undersides, as well as a big pale pink-yellow beak. They have dark stripes on their heads and chests hence the name “lineated” barbet.

Status: Uncommon introduced resident breeder

Diet: Fruits, berries

Fun fact: Barbets are relatives of woodpeckers and they also excavate their own homes in tree trunks!


23 May 14

First few barbet pictures! The quality isn’t as good as the rest though… but our little barbet friend is always cute!

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Look at my wonderful skirt!


30 May 2014

Our barbets like eating the same fruits as the starlings and pigeons in our area, these red and yellow berries on a MacArthur palm.

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31 May 2014

Where did my berry go?

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Sigh… let me find another nice one.

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Mmm tasty!!!

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Hey. Is someone watching me?

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1 June 2014

Fluffy :3

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TWO barbets!!!!

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Look at him hop up each branch! (the barbet on the left)

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2 June 2014

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3 June 2014

Don’t you think he looks like a leaf?

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Awww :3

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I’m the King of the fruits!

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5 June 2014

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7 June 2014

This isn’t the greatest picture, but there are THREE barbets! Can you count them all?

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20 June 2014

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27 June 2014

Hehehehe… I’m hiding, can you spot me?

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Dun dun dun duuuun!

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Go away!

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The stalking barbet…

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Where is the barbet??????

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Over here!!

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Look at that fat bulbul on my right! Isn’t it round?? :O

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I can be puffy too!

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