Birds of Sri Lanka

A selection of pictures taken in January and February 2004

The Barbets

Three species of Barbet were seen, the Brown-headed Barbet, Yellow-fronted Barbet (endemic) and Crimson-fronted Barbet. A Coppersmith Barbet was heard but not seen. These two Brown-headed Barbets were taking turns building a nest which was also being examined by Black-rumped Flamebacks and Rose-ringed Parakeets! It was in a coconut grove at Kattuwa, north of Negombo.

The Crimson-fronted Barbets were all seen at Hunas Falls, usually in a fruiting tree at the top edge of the forest.

Our best views of Yellow-fronted Barbets was also at Hunas Falls where they shared the same fruiting tree as the Crimsons and were also boring nests in a tree in the middle of the golf course.


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Page created 6th March 2004.

Updated 26th April 2004.

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