Monday, September 20, 2010

පොළොස් කොට්ටෝරුවා[Polos Kottoruwa]/Brown-headed Barbet (Megalaima Zeylanica)

Very common breeding resident of all zones while becoming less common at higher hills. Much prefer to village gardens and open lands than dense forests. It lives in pairs or sometime in small loose feeding parties, usually keep in touch by means of its loud monotonous call. Its food consist mainly of varies kind of berries and fruits. It also feed on insects such as beetles taken by fly, since being an arboreal bird it never descending to the ground. The main breeding season is from February to July while secondary season may be possible in August to September. Nest, a hole in a soft-wooded dead stem or branch of a tree pecked out by birds themselves.

6 comments:

  1. Wow this an outstanding photo,specially so as this is a very tricky bird,blending so well with leaves and not staying at a spot for long enough.Congrats!

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  2. Thanks Amila :)Yes I agree. it is bit difficult of photographing this bird since it usually hide among leaves and which again brings up low light conditions where sharp photograph is impossible.

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  3. Beautiful bird and nice photo!

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  4. පොළොස් කොට්ටෝරුවා OR පළා කොට්ටෝරුවා ?

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  5. It is common thing that several names use for the same bird in vernacular language from area to area. Both of above names used for this bird, but most commonly use one is Polos Kottoruwa.

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  6. I just found a baby Barnet fallen from its hole and please reply me (0775518065) because I have no idea how to feed it. I'm available on Whatsapp viber as well

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