The Coppersmith Barbet, scientifically known as Psilopogon haemacephalus is a small, plump and beautiful bird. Its size is between 15 cm to 18 cm in length and can be found in scattered trees in open country, secondary growth, and gardens. The Coppersmith Barbet mainly feeds on fruit but sometimes it will also consume insects, especially winged termites.
This species has dark green plumage with streaked buff and green abdomen, brilliant yellow throat and scarlet bright red feathers on its head and across its upper breast, yellow marks above and below its eyes, and its tail is short and triangular. Both sexes are similar, but the female has duller red colours on head and breast. The juveniles are duller and lack the red patches.
Name: Coppersmith barbet
Scientific: Psilopogon haemacephalus
Malay: Burung Tukang Besi / Takur Tembaga / Takur Akar
IUCN Red List (v.3.1, 2016): Least Concern
Gear: SONY a9 + SEL200600G + SEL14TC.
Location: Hulu Selangor, Selangor.
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