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Green Barbet

Green Barbet
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Copyright: Guru Pawan (gurupawan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 61 N: 442] (1755)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications at TrekNature Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-16 11:19
Viewed: 5113
Points: 25
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This cute bird had this caterpillar in its beak to feeds its young ones,Had to wait in a tree top hide for almost 30 min and he would just give very few seconds to capture his beauty.I know this a very tight shot coz i was using a 300 MM lens and couldnt adjust much as this guy gave me a very lil time to do any moments and was able to get only 3 shots for the entire day and this is one of them.

The White-cheeked Barbet Megalaima viridis, also known in India as the Small Green Barbet, is very similar to the Brown-headed Barbet (or Large Green Barbet), but this species is endemic to the forest areas of southern India and has distinctive supercilium and broader white stripe below the eye. They also lack the orange eye ring of the other species.

The call, a monotonous 'Kot-roo ... Kotroo...' is very similar to that of the Brown-headed Barbet. During hot afternoons, they also call with a single note 'wut' not unlike the call of Collared Scops Owl.

These birds are mostly frugivorous, but also feed on termites and other insects. They feed on the fruits of various Ficus species including Ficus benjamina and Ficus mysorensis, and other introduced fruit trees such as Muntingia calabura. While foraging they are quite aggressive and will attempt to chase other barbets, Koels and other frugivores. They nest in tree hollows which they carve out with their strong bills. They usually use large vertical trunk portions of trees. Favoured nest trees in urban areas include Gulmohur Delonix regia and African Tulip Spathodea campanulata.(source wikipedia)

Dedicate this pic to Mr dayananda without whom i woudnt have been able to capture this beauty nor would have seen one.. so close by.

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A nice picture of little green barbet. As I am a fan of barbet I can give you 2 more points if TN grants it.


Brilliant shot. Great lighting and colors. Must have been quite difficult to get this picture.

- Murali Santhanam

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-07-16 12:10]

Hello Pawan,
Beautiful colours and good BG, focus and POV.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-07-16 12:42]

bonjour Guru
très joli image d'un oiseau que nous n'avons pas. La couleur verte est très harmonieuse sur l'ensemble. Parfaite netteté sur la tête et sur l'insect qu'il a dans son bec.


Hi Guru,
a wonderful shot and a pretty moment to see this green bird with the green caterpillar.
Excellent work, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Gran composición y luz, aunque falla un poco el enfoque. Conjunto muy bonito. Saludos Guru.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-07-16 18:20]

Hola Guru.- Una bella pose, exelentes colores y gran detalle en su pico. Me agrada la pose y el fondo. Luis52.

  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-16 20:10]

Hi Pawan,
A beautiful bird with outstanding color saturation, perfect composition, great light, very pleasing background, and nice eye contact. The caterpillar is a bonus.

Thanks for ur compliments Good picture your dedication pays

Hi guru,
wonderful shot with excellant work,great moment capture,well done

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-17 2:17]

Guru, Wah rey guru. What a shot. The bird with the caterpillar is shot excellently. The focus and details are sharp. TFS Ganesh

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-07-19 20:31]

Hello Pawan,
This is a fantastic shot you have here. A barbet and as a bonus a caterpillar in it's mouth too!.You are really lucky. The moment is well captured with beautiful lighting, sharpness, details and colours.The composition and the background are excellent.I really agree with Parthasarathi about giving more points . Becuse this shot really deserves it.

Salut Pawan
La composition est parfaite,les couleurs jolies et nettes, un excellent travail comme toujours
Bravo et merci...JP

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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2007-08-01 14:38]

Ciekawe ujecie,jakby sie zrywal do lotu.
Piekne, żywe kolory.


  • Dinu Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 38] (264)
  • [2007-10-15 0:12]

Good shot but I'd personally have liked a bit more area around the bird for a more effective feel of depth.

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