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Great Barbet (Megalaima virens) Pictures and Detail (Barbet with Loud Calls)

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Great Barbet (Megalaima virens) Pictures and Detail
Today, I will introduce you to the third Barbet with whom I met a few days back. First, I introduced you to the Brown-headed Barbet and then with Blue-throated Barbet. Now, it is time to meet the Great Barbet or Great Hill Barbet with whom I met near Baijnath Town in Himachal Pradesh. In my village, it is very common to hear the loud noise of great barbet, though, we sometimes also hear the voice of blue-throated barbet too. They sometimes come very close the trees near my home and many times, I have seen them in groups too. 

I found its location through his sharp calls which you can listen from a distance. Great Barbet is an Asian Barbet and it is the biggest among all Barbets. Like the other barbets, it is also a plump bird with a short neck, big head, and short tail.


Great Barbet can be easily seen sitting on the top of a tree and making constant loud calls. Their calls are so constant that they become an integral part of the sur…