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Coppersmith (Crimson-breasted) Barbet

Megalaima haemacephala
FAMILY MEGALAIMIDAE
(BARBETS)

Habitat: Gardens, groves, sparse woodlands, trees with dead wood

Distribution: South Asia and parts of southeast Asia

Diet: Fruits, insects (especially winged termites)

Distinguishing features: Crimson forehead and throat, call like a coppersmith striking a hammer



Dec-2011
Dec-2011 Coppersmith Barbet Pic: Sujesh S.
Pic: Sujesh S.

Nov 2011
Spotted by Srini but no photo capture!

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