Coppersmith Barbet

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We were quite happy when we realized we had another type of barbet around our area! Don’t you think they look so small and cute :3

The Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala) is a small barbet that gets its name from the sound it makes, a tonk tonk tonk that really sounds like a coppersmith. They can be found in open areas and can sometimes be seen in groups. They are green in colour and streaky yellow-white around their chest area. The tops of their heads are red and they have a black stripe on their eyes on top of a white patch. They have large, black beaks to peck wood like other members of the barbet and woodpecker family.

Status: Common resident breeder

Diet: Fruits, insects


13 April 2015

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31 March 2015

Hiding amongst the branches…

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28 March 2015

Barbet action photo!!

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18 March 2015

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11 January 2015

This barbet was actually seen on a tree just in front of our condominium (not from our balcony!) It was really close by so we could take good pictures of it!

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30 December 2014

How many barbets can you see in this picture?? :000

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Answer: 12!


13 December 2014

camouflaging~

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22 September 2014

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2 September 2014

Size comparison: on the left is an Asian Glossy Starling while on the right is a Coppersmith Barbet!

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20 August 2014

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19 August 2014

The first time we got to take a good picture of the barbet! It is quite hard to spot them with their green plumage.

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18 August 2014

Can you spot the barbet in this picture??

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Here it is:

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3 thoughts on “Coppersmith Barbet

  1. Wow! You saw 12 Barbets? That’s so lucky 😉 I’ve seen the Coppersmith Barbet only once.. and I could only get a picture of its back before it flew away :/

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