Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Barbet And Robin..........

Hey folks, how's it goin? We have had a good mix of blazing sun and thundering downpour for about two weeks, and it didn't rain at all for last three days.

I have observed Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) to be mostly a solitary bird. Their diet seems to consist almost entirely of insects, there are instances when one would snatch some cooked rice off the feeder in the garden. 

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Do you remember my post about nesting Brown-headed Barbets? Well, the chicks seem to be growing well, they make  quite a racket! The nest is completely hidden from view though, good for them. Here are some stills and  a video I managed to get of the adult bird/s.

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A post for World Bird Wednesday and Wild Wings Wednesday.

19 comments:

  1. the magpie robin is a GORGEOUS bird! wonderful!

    and the barbets must be very interesting to watch!

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  2. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. Great photos of interesting birds.

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  4. While in Malaysia I came across the Oriental Magpie Robin every day... its very versatile, Mangroves, Mountains and the very edge of the Rain forest.

    The Barbets are one hell of a species, always very intresting to watch too

    Nice post! Thanks

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  5. The Oriental magpie robin is such a handsome bird! It looks like it's dressed up to go somewhere special. :)

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  6. Great photos of beautiful birds!

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  7. Beautyful! Love the green one :)

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  8. Great series of photos. The magpie looks similiar to the ones I saw in here in the states. The Barbet is really cool looking.

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  9. It is always interesting to see birds from other places. It is amazing how much variety there is. Thanks for linking up.

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  10. You have some really great birds in your neck of the wood. Love that magpie

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  11. Two very interesting birds.
    I love those Barbets.

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  12. Great shots! Some new species for me this week.

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  13. Lovely images of your beautiful wildlife.

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  14. Thanks for the updates on the barbets Amila. I'm glad your having such a good time studying them. Maybe we'll get lucky and see the fledglings. Your getting gorgeous shots!

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  15. The Oriental Magpie Robin needs a top hat and a cane, a la Fred Astaire! It's fun to watch the Barbet tear into that fruit! Lovely post!

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  16. WOW what elegant birds you have...a HUGE bill does great work on that fruit tree!

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  17. Wonderful shots -- the magpie robin is just stunning! very cool to see!

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  18. Hello there, All your feedback is greatly appreciated! :)

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