Scientific Name: Megalaima haemacephala Common Name: Coppersmith Barbet, Crimson-breasted Barbet Other Names: Basanta, Thathera, Tuktukiya
Identifying Features: red forehead, yellow eye-ring, green body, yellow patched throat, usually found on tree barks
- Its calling resembles the hammering of a copper smith. Hence, named Coppersmith Barbet.
- These birds are considered as cousins of woodpecker because they prefer to have their nests in tree hole or carved out in the dead trees.
This image was clicked by Nitoo Das at IP College, University of Delhi in August 2013.
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