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!
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.
31 May 2014
Where did my berry go?
Sigh… let me find another nice one.
Hey. Is someone watching me?
1 June 2014
Look at him hop up each branch! (the barbet on the left)
2 June 2014
3 June 2014
Don’t you think he looks like a leaf?
I’m the King of the fruits!
5 June 2014
7 June 2014
This isn’t the greatest picture, but there are THREE barbets! Can you count them all?
20 June 2014
27 June 2014
Hehehehe… I’m hiding, can you spot me?
Dun dun dun duuuun!
The stalking barbet…
Where is the barbet??????
Look at that fat bulbul on my right! Isn’t it round?? :O
I can be puffy too!