White cheeked barbet
|Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h)
|Date Taken: 2009-09-20|
|Camera: Nikon D-200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-09-21 9:59|
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|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This was taken in Bangalore, when this bird came to feed on these berry's.Surprisingly theu allowed me at a close distance of 20ft.|
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 Megalaima zeylanica), but this species is endemic to the forest areas of southern India and has distinctive supercilium and a broad white cheek stripe below the eye.
The main range is along the Western Ghats and along the associated hills of southern India into parts of the southern Eastern Ghats.
They breed from December to July, sometimes raising two broods.Favoured nest trees in urban areas include Gulmohur Delonix regia and African Tulip Spathodea campanulata. These nest holes are also used as roosts.
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- [2009-09-21 10:14]
beautiful picture of this barbet. nice composition and details, beautiful picture overall
- [2009-09-21 12:01]
on the thumbnail, I did not recognize this beautiful bird. You captured it very well within its
Best wishes, Peter
- [2009-09-22 9:48]
Hello Satish, This is a shot with so much precise and so beautiful. Excellent clarity and superb shot. Brilliant composition. Ganesh
Fantastic shot of this barbet a genus not easy to get close too. Superb sharpness and details. Perfect composition. Probabaly the best shot of this species I've seen.