Sunday, July 5, 2015

Coppersmith Barbet in Bukit Jalil Park

Coppersmith Barbet that was seen in Lost World of Tambun, Ipoh, Perak in 2014. Saw this green beauty on 4th July 2015 Saturday evening at Bukit Jalil Park near Children's Playground. Was a hot Saturday that day, glaring sunlight, yet the park was reasonably packed with people and children. 

It was calling away before I spotted it shaking its head and cleaning its beak whilst perched high up on the tree. Lovely green with red spot on the head, it is quite a challenge to spot this barbet when it doesn't move a muscle. It is always a joy to hearing its tuk-tuk sound that is so special to this bird. The barbet's call reminds one of the sounds a coppersmith makes when at work. According to the bird book, that is how this species of barbet got its name.    

1 comment:

  1. Lost World of Tambun in Ipoh was not bad. Sunway Hotel in Tambun, Ipoh provided breakfast. Bathing in Hot springs. Dinner at PappaRich, the only cafe at Lost World of Tambun. Baked salted chicken from Ipoh was delicious.


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