The Great Barbet
|Copyright: Zahoor Ahmed (zahoor_salmi)
|Date Taken: 2011-07-17|
|Camera: Canon 40D, 400f5.6 L|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-07-21 20:06|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Great Barbet, Megalaima virens, is an Asian barbet. Barbets are a group of near passerine birds with a worldwide tropical distribution. They get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills.|
The Great Barbet is a resident breeder in the hills from Pakistan east to southern China and Laos. It is a species of broadleaf evergreen woodlands at 600-2,565 m altitude. It nests in a tree hole.
This is the largest barbet at 32–33 cm length and 210 g weight. It is a plump bird, with a short neck, large head and short tail.
The adult has a blue head, large yellow bill, brown back and breast, green-streaked yellow belly and red vent. The rest of the plumage is green. Both sexes and immature birds are similar.
The male's territorial call is a very loud kay-oh. The alarm is a harsh keeab, and another call is a repetitive piou-piou-piou-piou.
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- [2011-07-22 0:28]
colorful bird. good angle. nice lighting and color contrast. good work.