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The Bird
Photo By Kamakhya Choudhary

  • Title: The Bird
  • State/Province/Region:
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Area: Turbhe Gaon
  • Nearest Town: Navi Mumbai
  • Brief Directions: The colourful bird, Coppersmith Barbet, seen pecking at a tree in Turbhe on Tuesday. This bird was chosen at last year's Mumbai BirdRace as the `Bird of Mumbai'. It is a fairly common bird with its call familiar to All India Radio `pips'. The bird keeps to fruit trees, feeding on Ficus berries, and commonly nests in the decaying branches of softwooded trees such as Gulmohurs and Copper-pods, amongst other trees, between November and April. This barbet has several forest-dwelling relations across India, and the larger, Brown-headed Barbet occurs in the forests of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. in India
  • Notes: The colourful bird, Coppersmith Barbet, seen pecking at a tree in Turbhe on Tuesday. This bird was chosen at last year's Mumbai BirdRace as the `Bird of Mumbai'. It is a fairly common bird with its call familiar to All India Radio `pips'. The bird keeps to fruit trees, feeding on Ficus berries, and commonly nests in the decaying branches of softwooded trees such as Gulmohurs and Copper-pods, amongst other trees, between November and April. This barbet has several forest-dwelling relations across India, and the larger, Brown-headed Barbet occurs in the forests of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. in India
  • GPS Longitude: 72.55
  • GPS Latitude: 19.5
  • Best Season: Summer
  • Description: The colourful bird
  • Gear: NikonD 200
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