White-cheeked barbet

White-cheeked-barbet

White-cheeked barbet is found in Southern India and is endemic to forests of western ghats. It is also called as Small green barbet.

How does the bird appear…

It has green plumage with white streaked brownish head. It has pale pinkish bill. It has distinctive supercilium and a broad white cheek stripe below the eye.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It is found in deciduos and evergreen forests. It can also be seen in parks.

Food

It feeds mainly on fruits but also takes insects occasionally.

Breeding & Nesting

It excavates nest in trees. Nests are excavated by both male and female. Incubation period is of 14-15 days. Incubation is done by both parents.

 

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