Dec 16, 2010

The Fire-tufted Barbet ( Psilopogon pyrolophus ) 28 cm

I cross path with this lone bird during a birding trip to the highlands. It flew in very quietly from the valley behind me to perch on the canopy of a tall tree on the the mountain side. I was gazing up to the sky to check the weather which had just have a  very strong gust of passing wind from the vast valley toward the mountains. The tree was fruiting and it's fruit (fig) is one of the Barbet's favorite.

The Fire-tufted Barbet's name is derived from the unique crop of brownish-maroon spiked plumage on it's crown which resembles a lighted fire. 

Here are some photos for sharing.

Have a nice day! Cheers!

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