Friday, June 17, 2016

Brown Barbet shows up for the second time

Brown Barbet ( Calorhamphus fuliginosus tertius.) - male of the species with distinctly black bill,chin to throat reddish , breast to vent greyish buff and red feet. Upper parts brown.
Location : Zone C 

Two of the birds of a small party of four

Brown Barbet feeding on the ripe fruits of the Eugenia oleina
It was an extremely lucky day for me.  While photographing the many birds and squirrels that got attracted to the ripe fruits of the Eugenia oleina tree which are fruiting in abundance at the park, my attention was directed at  brown bird among the leaves. It produced a soft high pitched whistle sounding like " zeeet, zeeet, zeeet". The sounds were even more merrier when a small party of four were busily enjoying themselves with the juicy black fruits of the Eugenia oleina.  This is the second time I come across the barbet.  The first time was in 2014 and the story is here.  It is known that these birds are common in the dipterocarp hill forest of Borneo.   The other birds that were attracted to the fruits are the Philippines Glossy Starling and  The Yellow-vented Bulbul, pictures shown below.  There were squirrels too and I managed to get a good shot of one holding the fruit with both hands (see below).
Plantain Squirrel

Yellow-vented Bulbul

Philippines Glossy Starling

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