Coppersmith Barbet was announced as the official bird of Mumbai in 2011.
Where is Coppersmith bird found?
The Coppersmith Barbet feeds mainly on the fruits of common fig trees, such as banyan, peepul and cluster fig, as well as the occasional insect. These birds are a resident species in the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia, and they breed throughout the year, laying up to three to four eggs at a time.
How many species of birds are there in Mumbai?
A Mumbai resident has spotted as many as 60 different species of birds – some of them quite uncommon and rare.
Which bird makes tuk tuk sound?
The Semnornithidae or Toucan-barbets are a small bird genus Semnornis. You must have heard the sound of tuk, tuk, tuk made by the Coppersmith Barbet.
What is the sound of Bulbul?
Bulbuls are highly vocal, with the calls of most species being described as nasal or gravelly. One author described the song of the brown-eared bulbul as “the most unattractive noises made by any bird”.