Blue-eared Barbet – conflict behaviour

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Many barbets at the fruiting Ficus religiosa (Sacred Fig) especially the Blue-eared Barbets Megalaima australis duvaucelii (Psilopogon duvaucelii duvaucelii) (10-12 birds), Gold-whiskered Barbet Megalaima chrysopogon (8-9 birds) and an occasional Lineated Barbet Psilopogon lineatus and Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala. There was much competitive feeding between … Continued

Coppersmith Barbet mating

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Lakshmi Ravishankar‘s documentation of a pair of Coppersmith Barbets (Megalaima haemacephala) copulating shows a male flying in to join a female perching on a branch. With a fruit between his bill he slowly approaches her. With each step he flaps … Continued