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