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Crested Barbet

By Hermanus
I photographed this Crested Barbet in Felixton, Zululand. They feed on insects, other birds' eggs and fruits.Crested Barbets are aggressive towards other birds in their territory and chase off both nest competitors such as other Barbets and other birds such as doves and thrushes. They have also been recorded to have attacked rats and killed snakes. They belong to the woodpecker family.
Thanx again for every vote and comment on my Canola upload yesterday - and a special thanx to Eric and Lynette for their treasured UA's and to Ronnie for his excellent mod !!
Have a fabulous Friday !!

Tags: South africa Wildlife and nature Crested barbet Kwazulu natal

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2 Aug 2013 4:14AM
Nice image well taken Herman.
Allen, Smile

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
2 Aug 2013 4:22AM
Outstanding bird study.
This is a very colorful bird, Herman. Good capture.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
2 Aug 2013 4:46AM
What a colorful bird

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
2 Aug 2013 4:52AM
An unusual little bird for sure. Well captured.........Sandy
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
2 Aug 2013 6:00AM
What a lovely bird, Herman, and a great capture. Carol
Diggeo 5 13 Greece
2 Aug 2013 6:22AM
Beautiful colors!! Amazing bird and photo!
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 6:29AM
OOOW Herman, who knitted that outfit for him Grin Some body once told me that the more colourful the bird the more aggressive it is likely to be; don't know if that is true, but it seems to fit the bill here. [It's the medicine, side effects listed include silly puns]

A fine specimen you have caught here, nice of him to sit and pose for you............. All this colour at such an early time in the morning has the same effect as caffeine, sets you for the day.

abeeror2 5 23 Australia
2 Aug 2013 6:33AM
Wow never seen one of those before, fantastic capture Herman.SmileSmileSmileSmile
Andysnapper 9 109 25 England
2 Aug 2013 6:38AM
That's a top notch bird photo Herman and what an interesting looking bird and a great write up as well. Perfect.

2 Aug 2013 6:40AM
Great capture Herman lovely unusual bird
ColleenA Plus
5 355 5 Australia
2 Aug 2013 6:45AM
Morning Herman....please make sure the weather improves as we are back in Cape town on Tuesday...looking forward to my own bed
A wonderful capture of the crested barbetGrinGrin
What lovely colours magic. Well done Herman.
Beautiful image.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 7:17AM
What a great outfit he is wearing! Brilliant colourful image Herman - lots of detail too. Fab! Smile

2 Aug 2013 7:22AM
Colourful capture Herman, great pose,
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 7:28AM
What a great image Herman, and a lovely bird and can see it is a part of the woodpecker family
a really well captured shot
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
2 Aug 2013 7:33AM
A fine study of an unusual bird.

2 Aug 2013 7:46AM
First time I have seen one Herman he is very colourful well captured
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
2 Aug 2013 7:49AM
A Brilliant image of a verry colourful bird,with some great infoSmile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
2 Aug 2013 7:54AM
Sounds like you don't mess with Crested Barbet!!!!
What a marvellous plumage, Herman, so colourful, and I cam al,ost sense menace in that pose.
2 Aug 2013 8:02AM
That is a lovely bird and useful too from what you say, I do not like rats, lovely colours nice photograph, Camellia,Grin
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
2 Aug 2013 8:17AM
Aggressive markings for an aggressive bird. Well captured, Herman.

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 8:29AM
Never seen one of those! Brave birds if they attack snakes... Wonderful capture!
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 8:33AM
A beautiful and colourful bird so well captured by yourself, Herman. GrinGrin

2 Aug 2013 8:41AM
wow thats some funky plumage there ! beautiful bird
richmowil Plus
9 334 2 England
2 Aug 2013 9:08AM
Great detail and colour in this fine image Herman!! Its a first for me!! (I once saw 6 Bearded Barbets in Gambia many years ago(1998)!!!)
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 9:26AM
What a beautiful bird Herman. Trust you are well. Sue Smile
2 Aug 2013 9:53AM
Wow Herman what a stunning looking bird, everything was in your favour, especially those colours of course!

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 9:53AM
Super image Herman, amazing colours and excellent detail

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 11:04AM
A stunning little bird very well captured Herman. The colours and details are quite superb.

Regards NathanGrin
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 11:23AM
What a stunning bird Herman very well captured,

Ali Smile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
2 Aug 2013 11:27AM
WOW, what a colourful bird and so aggressive. Super capture and info, Herman.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
2 Aug 2013 11:49AM
Very colourful bird
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 12:04PM
wow Herman - what a fabulous bird - outstanding capture!
2 Aug 2013 12:15PM
What a pretty bird. Beautiful image Herman. Fabulous capture.
Kathryn GrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 12:17PM
What super looking bird Herman, a great capture, love his coloursSmile

The colours Herman !!! What a beautiful and unusual looking bird !! So well taken..GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
jdinne 14 16 England
2 Aug 2013 12:23PM
Nicely captured Herman, lovely coloured plumage.

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 12:23PM
Lovely capture, beautiful colours Smile

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
2 Aug 2013 12:36PM
His beak and head plumage make me wonder if he is a relative of our cardinal.
A beautiful bird, well captured.
2 Aug 2013 1:03PM
cracking good capture Herman fine detail and textures on this fine bird

CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 1:43PM
Very unusual colours, excellent detailSmile
debu 8 India
2 Aug 2013 3:55PM
Lovely detailed image.
2 Aug 2013 4:21PM
Great capture of this beautiful bird!
2 Aug 2013 4:24PM
Beautiful bird, and image.
lovely capture Herman

2 Aug 2013 5:39PM
Not seen one of these before. What a little beauty.

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
2 Aug 2013 6:04PM
Amazing wee bird Herman................. beautifulSmile

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 6:07PM
A delightful shot of this stroppy little character that fully display its amazing colours and patterns.
2 Aug 2013 6:32PM
Beautiful, with wonderful colours.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
2 Aug 2013 7:03PM
Now that's one colorful fella! Character-wise too!!

You've captured him really well, Herman. A good one for the Bird Police files Grin

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
2 Aug 2013 7:19PM
He is quite a fancy bird-- fantastic coloring-- even if he is naughty!
8 10 10 England
2 Aug 2013 7:34PM
Bit of a bully by what you say Herman but my he's very smart and a great shot you've bagged here.Smile
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 7:40PM
A splendid capture of this colourful bird
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 7:47PM
fantastic colours herman brilliant detail and textures a stunner top shot Wink
Wonderful colours Herman
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 8:29PM
I have never seen some many colours in a bird Herman, you do really show as beautiful species, and I do really enjoy them all. Great bird and great colours, like a rainbow.Vwey well presented.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 8:39PM
Fantastic looking bird - well captured Herman
Mike_Smith Plus
10 472 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 8:46PM
Cracking Bird, nothing like that in the UK
6 3 8 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 10:03PM
He is a fine looking bird! A great capture!Grin
Potra 4 Venezuela
3 Aug 2013 12:50AM
Outstanding capture. I just love that you go to parks that I used to mention in a case study in my Environmental Economics course. Who would've thought?!?!?!
3 Aug 2013 7:57AM
Great detailed capture of this colourful bird

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
3 Aug 2013 8:07AM
What a character Herman!
Your light is excellent and the colours are fitting for a rockstar!
3 Aug 2013 8:12AM
It looks like a bird from a fairy tale! Excellent portrait, HermanSmile
Regards Valery
3 Aug 2013 4:12PM
What a lovely bird
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2013 8:16PM
An unusual bird indeed, excellent colours and detail.
Nice one, Herman.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
Mike_S 6 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2013 9:28PM
Thats certainly different. Lovely portrait of a most
unusual bird. Great to see.
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 7:54AM
wow never seen one of these amazing birds on my feeders!!! Great shot. paul
ukgubbi 6 5 India
4 Aug 2013 3:42PM
what a beauty?. nice details and very sharp
Humblebee 5 1 England
4 Aug 2013 8:27PM
Isn't he a really beauty and superbly captured, Herman, he knows he's the bees knees alright, such a proud stance ... Carol GrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
4 Aug 2013 10:25PM
A cracking shot of this colourful bird, I like the proud and rather smug pose
What a beautiful bird Hermanus, thanks for sharing, well done!!!
Warm regards,
25 Jul 2017 8:53PM
Magnificent Bird!!!
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