Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Crested Barbet

This post is done with apologies. 

On  Monday I decided to video a Crested Barbet at its early morning song. With the bird perched ever so high in a Syringa tree, I had no lean for my elbows as I recorded this bird's call. I hope you can look past the shakiness and enjoy the Barbet's vibrating bill and chest while it called out the early morning greeting. 

The Crested Barbet's  yellow face speckled with red; black crest and chest band make it easily identifiable. It's the largest barbet in the area. Its call is a loud and sustained unmusical trill: t-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r likened to an alarm clock. 

I'm linking to World Bird Wednesday here

Have a great day! 


  1. Wow...I could hear the bird so clearly! Was the sound recorded just with the camera?

    It was shaky only in the beginning...I dint even see the shake, just heard the sound :)

  2. Lovely bird and song. Jo, did you know you can stabilise your video in YouTube? If not and you want to know, email me.

  3. Hello Jo, it is a pretty bird. I enjoyed the video! I could here the dog barking too. Enjoy your day!

  4. Nice - and you managed to keep filming all the way through the earthquake - now thats commitment!!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: You can certainly hear the call - very distinctive

  5. What an awesome bird! I love his sweet song!


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