Monday, January 24, 2011

Coppersmith barbet

Coppersmith barbet is one of the few birds that dig a hole on the tree to build their nest. These are series of photo showing the birds hard at work. Both male & female looks alike & just not possible to differentiate them in the field. They will take turn to chisel bit by bit their potential new home.

One of them will be at work at a time. They will first perch on a tree nearby, to ensure no predator around before flew to their new home to be.After perched on the tree branch of their new home, the birds will again check if there is any predator out there.
The bird is now ready to carry on the unfinished job.
A final check just before entering the new home to be.
Time to get job done... Here it go...get in and chisel bit by bit.
Mouth full of debris moving out of the new home.
Ah! Just dump it of from the top!

So the next time if you found debris of saw dust like materials fall on your head while picnic out there in the garden, someone must be hard at work on top of you.

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