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
31 March 2015
Hiding amongst the branches…
28 March 2015
Barbet action photo!!
18 March 2015
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!
30 December 2014
How many barbets can you see in this picture?? :000
13 December 2014
22 September 2014
2 September 2014
Size comparison: on the left is an Asian Glossy Starling while on the right is a Coppersmith Barbet!
20 August 2014
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.
18 August 2014
Can you spot the barbet in this picture??
Here it is: