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Not ready yet...

Not ready yet... (Psilopogon haemacephalus)

This coppersmith was at the banyan tree testing all the fruits. However, it was not taking a bite. Clearly they know when the fruits are ready to eat. A couple of days later, they were gorging on the fuits.

As you can see, it was warm day and the barbet was keeping its bill open the whole time.
Coimbatore, TN, India
Date taken
April 2019
Scientific name
Psilopogon haemacephalus
Equipment used
Canon 450, 100-400
Clever to know when the fruits are ripe - maybe the smell? A lovely shot, Sandeep.
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I love that yellow eye ring he has .... they're really colourful birds, aren't they.

A super picture this Sandeep; it shows him in such a pretty setting too.

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