Red-throated Barbet – male

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This was an unexpected sighting of the Red-throated Barbet (Megalaima mystacophanos mystacophanos). I was at the fringe of the city at an old run-down orchard (within the restrictions of our partial lockdown) when this bird flew in.

It had come to feed on Soursop fruit of the Annona muricata. I am more accustomed to seeing it in forest but it is known to visit fruiting trees in gardens and villages. It seemed unafraid. Some images of the male.


Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Urban environment

Date: 21st May 2020

Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2.8G VR IF-ED


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