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|Lucky day for me today when a few species of birds visited the vacant plot of land near my house. The Brown-headed Barbet was one of them.|
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.
The adult has a streaked brown head, neck and breast, with a yellow eye patch. The rest of the plumage is green. The bill is thick and red. Sexes are similar.
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- [2019-02-20 4:43]
Hi Ram,the trees near your house are a great mine as i can see. Magnificent capture today of this very lucky meeting. A beautiful barbet species taken in a perfect DOF for great details,not lucky at 100% because a part is covered by the blurred leaves. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- [2019-02-20 5:26]
- [2019-02-20 11:48]
Nice photo of this Brown-headed Barbet. Excellent sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Attractive pose.
Amazing details again. Excellent capture of a colorful specie.
I have seen this bird recently in Sri Lanka, but the pictures I have taken are not half as good as yours is because of strong backlight. Your picture is very detailed. Congratulations.