Almost missed it.
“…very common, but referred to as mysterious ghosts since they are heard more often than they are seen,” said Asad Rahmani, director of Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).[Link]
Crimson forehead, yellow eye-ring, yellow throat patch, streaked underside and green upperparts.
Prefers Banyan, Peepal and other wild figs.
Crimson forehead and throat.
The call is ‘tuk tuk tuk tuk’ like a copper sheet being beaten, hence the name. [More info?]
It seems the Coppersmith barbet is the official Bird of Bombay [Link]
Spotted this bird in Ralegaon Siddhi on the morning of 3rd July 2012.
More bird posts!!
I wish I knew the names of my gorgeous neighbours!
Some of us don’t care.
Where would ghosts go, if we cut all trees?
When a Brown Headed Barbet visited a friend 🙂
Delightful pictures of green pigeon activity from my balcony.