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Coppersmith Barbet


Coppersmith Barbet
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-04 2:03
Viewed: 2146
Points: 8
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Coppersmith Barbet
(Megalaima haemacephala) 赤胸拟䴕
Size: 15 cm

Description:
Unmistakable; note yellow head pattern and streaked under parts; the smallest barbet.

Voice:
A resonate tonk, tonk, 1 to 2 times per second, for minutes at time.

Habits:
Found in open woodlands and forest edges, never in closed forest. It can be seen in gardens and parks and occasionally in mangroves. It visits trees with small fruits and berries, comes quite low to the ground. Calls incessantly from a top branch, often late in the afternoon. The nest is built in a hole in a dead branch.

Distribution:
Common resident and breeder throughout Singapore.


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To Alan_Kolnik: hi AlanMeerkat 1 05-05 00:49
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你好
照的很清晰
鳥很可愛
還有的姿勢逗趣
構圖也美麗
謝謝分享
STONE

Wow - what an amazing bird! I wonder if you can get any better shots of it? The pose is a bit weird. It seems to like to come down trees upside down, like the nuthatch we see in the USA.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-04 11:30]

Hi Ang
What a interesting position of this lovely bird.
Excellent details and colours.
Congratulations
Horia

Hello Hwee,
Excellent photograph of Coppersmith Barbet, excellent sharpness, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.
TFS,
Daystar-7

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