Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Small Green barbet / White-cheeked Barbet

Come September - mid-October and the trees around my workplace are usually busy with bird activity, especially barbets. Its quite easy to spot them as the males have a very loud mating call which is constant during the afternoons.

One can easily see them in pairs or even three of them together(as i quite often happen to see) during this period of the year.

Unlike the Brown-headed Barbet, this species is mainly found in South India and has a broad white cheek stripe below the eye which distinguishes it from the former.

small green barbet or white-cheeked barbetSmall Green Barbet / White-cheeked Barbet

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17 comments:

  1. Hi there Angad
    I like the inquisitive look you have captured in this fellow...and the green coat against the coral background is a great contrast.

    Happy Days

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  2. SUBLIME...its splendid & graceful way of "posing" is just wonderful...!!!

    ciao ciao elvira

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  3. Hi Angad,
    That's a wonderful bird and the picture you got is splendid!! Well done mate. It is probably very nice to get such a bird hanging in the tress around your hosue!

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  4. Lovely capture, Angad. Unusual color -- he's beautiful. :)

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  5. The bird and the background have an uncanny resemblance :) is that editing or that's how the background was?

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  6. Oh, what a beautiful bird! And so are your photo with great colors and light.

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  7. Angad, I took a look around your blog. Gee....I loved all your fine photos. You turn the birds/wildlife into Stars!

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  8. It is fun to visit your blog and discover new birds and animals.

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  9. It is fun to visit your blog and discover new birds and animals.

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  10. Thank you Delwyn, Elvira, Mary, Chris, Nancy, Chintan, Spiderdama, Jean, Abe & Sharon for all the kind words... :)

    @ELVIRA: They are sort of getting used to looking at me.. :D

    @CHINTAN: 100% original BG.. :)

    @JEAN: They are the real stars.. :) Glad you liked the blog...

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  11. Simply beautifully captured shot...lovely!

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  12. Very colourful Angad, interesting bird, thanks for showing - Mike

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  13. Hi...
    I am looking after a baby bird with a broken leg.. n then i saw this pic.. n there he is..Can u tell me how can we distinguish male from female? do both have this loud call at noon?

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  14. Hi..
    I am looking after a baby bird with a broken leg..I saw this pic,, n there he is...
    Can u tell me how to distinguish a male from female? Do both have the loud call at noon?

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