What a surprise! I was able to spot a coppersmith barbet in Mumbai, that too in a very crowded area like Dadar. Dadar is currently experiencing a lot of redevelopment of land. New tall buildings are being constructed everyday and the number of trees have drastically decreased. Yet, there is a small green patch around my residence and this area is populated by a few coppersmith barbets!
It was a great pleasure to spot this bird. The color of this bird makes it VERY difficult to spot it on green trees. But you can spot it easily when it comes and spends some time on hanging wires. Here is a shot of this bird taken with Nikon L120 (21x zoom)!
|From RARE bird 2012|