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#1 Apr 7th, 2006, 18:23
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What's the name of this Bird?
http://www.indiamike.com/photopost/s...hp?photo=10783
I have no clue - any experts here?
#2 Apr 7th, 2006, 18:28
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Looks like a Blue-Throated Barbet.
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I'm guessing it's some kind of barbet but I'm not a experienced bird watcher. I'll go and look it up right now in my trusty Salim Ali book!!
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Sorry - I also meant to say that it's a great photograph. Where did you see it?
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Not sure if it's the blue throated barbet it's too dark on the wings and back!!

HELP all you twitchers out there!!

I couldn't find a match in my bird book!!
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I saw this in Fraser's Hill - a bird watcher's Paradise.

This one was nearby:

http://www.indiamike.com/photopost/s...00/ppuser/6234
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No ornithologist here?

Nobody watches birds?
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There's one or two Paagla, no doubt they'll be along shortly to put us out of our misery.
Really nice shots by the way, the macro stuff as well what camera and lense are you using???
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Hey Paagla - great shots! Are we seeing true colors or is the shade enhancing the hues? The throat is hidden on the first one but the beak looks barbet-like and the eye plummage looks much like a crimsonbreasted barbet!?
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Camera - Canon EOS 10D
Lens: 70-200 F4 L

Photographer: Novice

Wonderful natural light and nature created the shots, in spite of me.
Both photos after minimal post-processing using iPhoto

I have some more photos of both - I will try to post one that gives a view from a different angle
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My Book lists all the birds by their range within India - where is Fraser hill?
#12 Apr 7th, 2006, 22:31
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Oh, I am sorry, PeakXV.

Fraser's Hill is not in India - it's in Malaysia. Apologies for the confusion.

I hope I have not broken any forum rules by posting an "off-topic" picture
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Fraser's Hill is not in India - it's in Malaysia. Apologies for the confusion.
That was close I just finished turfing the bloody bird book in the garbage - the hawker at Ranthambhor said it had every bird in India - guaranteed! - ha I'll go rescue it now. In that case I think it's the Great Malaysian Mocking Bird.
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Kinda explains why it's not in my Indian bird book
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You've pulled me in Paagla!

I didn't recognise this as one of the Indian Barbets. Also have never been to Fraser's Hill but have been in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia some years ago.

Google images did the rest - the bird is the Fire Tufted Barbet. Presumably named because of that tuft visible at the upper base of the bill.
What a long strange trip it's been!

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