Blue-throated Barbet (Megalaima Asiatica) Picture and Detail (A Beautiful Tiny Colorful Bird)

Barbet, Blue Throated Barbet
Blue-throated Barbet 

Blue Throated Barbet (Megalaima asiatica) Picture and Detail


Last time, I introduced you to Brown-headed Barbet which I found in Punjab (India). This time, I meet with beautiful Blue-throated Barbet in Himachal Pradesh. This bird is more colorful than earlier Barbet. The Blue-throated Barbet is a slighter smaller Barbet than the Brown-headed Barbet; though, we can hear its calls from a distance.

Also Check Great Hill Barbet  (New) 

Barbet, Blue-throated Barbet, tree
Blue-throated Barbet
I found good numbers of Blue-throated Barbets on the tree which shows their sound population. These birds are shy in nature and mostly remain hidden behind the leaves. The scientific name of this bird is Megalaima Asiatica and it is an Asian Barbet bird with prominent color green on his body.

Head, Blue-headed Barbet
Head of Blue-headed Barbet

We can find the red color on the top (head) and blue color on the throat (which gives it name of Blue-throated Barbet). We can also see the black lines on the head of Blue-throated Barbet. You can also see the bristles around the strong bills on blue-throated Barbets. The male and female Blue-throated Barbet are alike. Their breeding season is from March to July.

This bird makes me follow it at many places to get some of its pictures. The blue-throated Barbet gets easily noticed when we look at his face and see the blue color. The best way to find this bird is to follow its calls.
Blue Throated Barbet,
Blue-throated Barbet Side
As a bird photographer, It was a nice experience for me to discover this bird and take its pictures. Blue-throated Barbet is a very innocent and calm bird and we mostly find it sitting at a single place only; though, they fear humans and may hide if felt threatened.
Blue-throated Barbet
Blue-Throated Barbet on Tree
They hide so well in trees that you may not know that one of the Barbet is above you. Like the Brown-headed Barbet they do eat fruits, seeds and insects. Blue-throated Barbet is a resident Himalayan bird and we can find it in countries like Pakistan, India, Nepal, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos.

They are mostly found in the forest who they may venture into cities in search of fruit trees. Blue-throated Barbets are very beautiful birds and It was nice experince to spend time with them. 

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