A bird enlarging an existing nesthole.

A bird enlarging an existing nesthole.
Species: Brown-headed Barbet   Psilopogon zeylanicus
Subspecies: zeylanicus
Author: Pieter de Groot Boersma
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Added to IBC: 27 May 2009 - 16:47
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Altitude (m): 
21 meters


At the (apparently) decreasingly reliable White-naped Flameback spot. Barbets do create their own nest holes, but, according to the owner of the garden, this was a nesthole previously used by the White-naped Flameback.


Pieter de Groot Boersma, IBC1171816. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1171816.

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Pieter de Groot Boersma, IBC1171816. Video of Brown-headed Barbet Psilopogon zeylanicus at Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1171816.

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