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Coppersmith (Megalaima haemacephala)

The Coppersmith Barbet, Crimson-breasted Barbet or Coppersmith (Megalaima haemacephala), is a bird with crimson forehead and throat which is best known for its metronomic call that has been likened to a coppersmith striking metal with a hammer. It is a resident found in the Indian Subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. Like other barbets, they chisel out a hole inside a tree to build their nest. They are mainly fruit eating but will take sometimes insects, especially winged termites.

 

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coppersmith_barbet

 

Location: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Philippines_Diliman

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Taken on June 29, 2014