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|I shot this bird today afternoon on the guava tree in my house compound. During this season, guavas are ripe to eat and this bird cannot resist them. Looks happy after having its fill!|
The brown-headed barbet or large green barbet (Psilopogon zeylanicus) is an Asian barbet. Barbets and toucans are a group of near passerine birds with a worldwide tropical distribution. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills.
The brown-headed barbet is a resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent, widespread in India and also seen in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. It is an arboreal species of gardens and wooded country which eats fruit and insects. Nonetheless, it is fairly tolerant of humans and is often seen in cities, in greenery. It nests in a tree hole, laying 2-4 eggs. The bird is largely frugivorous on mangos, ripe jack, papaya, banana, figs and similar cultivated fruit trees. Its habitat includes urban and country gardens though it tends to eschew heavy forest. It nests in a suitable hole in a tree that it will often excavate out, not unlike a woodpecker. A pair will take it in turns to incubate the eggs and they often communicate with each other using their Kura, kura calls.
This is a relatively large barbet at 27 cm. It is a plump bird, with a short neck, large head and short tail.
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- [2017-02-07 8:24]
Well composed decentred bird-shot. The bird doesn't look so plump on your picture and has very nice looking brown and green feathers.
- [2017-02-07 17:40]
Your cute little Barbet blends in so nicely with the dark green foliage. Great eye contact and perfectly exposed. I'm sure you are enjoying it's short visits to your guava tree. It would be great if it would find a mate and nest there as well. TFS.
Composição, cores e profundidade de campo notas 10!!!
- [2017-02-08 4:25]
Hi Ram,a great capture of this barbet despite the very difficult location between the leaves and branches,the best DOF to take the best details and a very bright green despite the dark light,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- [2017-02-14 13:36]
Hola Ram, como me gusta esta especie, logró una linda foto en su entorno natural...saludos.