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The Colorful World of Barbets – 4: Blue-Throated Barbet & Great Barbet

Let me introduce to two more Indian (mainly) Himalayan barbets. Blue-Throated Barbet: Just think of the colors red, blue and green. Combine them and you have this breath-taking beauty. This is the Blue-Throated Barbet. About: This ‘red-haired’ bird wears a black ‘hairband’, has a fringe style ‘haircut’ and wears a sort of blue balaclava with a hint of red peeping

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The Colorful World of Barbets – 3: White-Cheeked Barbet

This bird is only found in a narrow range in South India and nowhere else in the world. So far, I have never seen this bird in the dry areas of the region. So, I guess, it restricts its movement to the areas that are green. What could be the reason?? Food? Camouflage?? It really blends well with the green

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The Colorful World of Barbets – 2: Brown-Headed Barbet

If you think we are the only ones who can change our goggles, think again. This amazing bird can change the color of the area around its eyes in a matter of minutes. Let me tell you about this barbet, The Brown-headed Barbet. This bird is found only in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Even in India, this is found

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The Colorful World of Barbets – 1: Coppersmith Barbet & Malabar Barbet

If you were to pick clothes for yourself in the brightest primary colours, you might think that it may look gaudy but take a look at this bird. Now do you still say gaudy? Welcome to the colourful world of Barbets. Now, let me tell you about the two smallest barbets found in India. There are other Barbets as well

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Purple Sunbird

Have you ever wondered how a tiny bird is supposed to live in a-not-so-friendly world full of predators like black kites, sparrowhawks, crows, mynas and not to forget cats and humans? In this post, I will be sharing with you how it does so. About: The male is entirely beautiful glossy blue except for the wings and the belly and

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Malabar Grey Hornbill

I think this bird behaves like a ventriloquist when it calls and it’s call sounds like a witch. But this bird is no witch. This poor, mainly fruit-eating bird is an important seed-disperser. They are very localized and are found only in India’s Western Ghats. About: The male is slaty grey with a large, pointy, tangerine orange beak which is yellowish

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