Thursday, October 11, 2007

Coppersmith Barbet

A Coppersmith Barbet or Crimson-breasted Barbet, is a pretty common bird, but when you spot one in a city, then its time to cheer and bring out your camera.
The call of this bird is a loud rather metallic tuktuktuk (or tunk), reminiscent of a copper sheet being beaten, giving the bird its name. Not very vocal in cold weather - a spell of rain or cold immediately silences them, but it is "one of India's most familiar sounds in the hot season.

Photograph details, f/4.5, 1/100 sec.

This post was linked by N8 from The Drinking bird

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