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Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala indica   - Adult at nest hole
Coppersmith Barbet
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :Sundarvan, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Date : 9 February 2014
English synonyms:Coppersmith, Crimson-breasted Barbet, Crimson-headed Barbet
Bird Family :Megalaiminae - Asian Barbets
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :There was pair of Coppersmith Barbets making a nest in a dry tree trunk of. The shape of the nest hole of was perfectly round, and the birds only just fit through it. While one bird was in the nest the other was moving around the nest. After movement one of the birds come out from the hole with debris of tree shavings in its beak. - PM