17 August 2011

Golden-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon),

The Golden-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon), a near passerine bird from Southeast Asia, is a species of Asian Barbet.

At 24 to 30 centimeters in length and weighing from 110 to 181 grams, the Golden-whiskered Barbet is one of the largest of the sixteen species of barbets in Southeast Asia.

Golden-whiskered Barbets are frugivores that gorge themselves on berriesfigs, and any edible fruits they can find.[2][3] A bird watcher colorfully described the Golden-whiskered Barbet eating papayasin a private fruit orchard 

This bird spends most of the day singing and foraging for food in the forest canopy.

                                                                                                   Loc: Selangor Malaysia Aug 2011

No comments:

Post a Comment