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On ‎4‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 5:38 AM, I A Munro said:

seen on koh samui in march - is some species of barbet? thank you!1962085_10201878737038364_5056096557645034731_o.thumb.jpg.a7bdb033c1dabc388648ff9ab5a6c195.jpg

This is the Coppersmith Barbet, common where I am in Malaysia, south of Thailand.  It has a very distinctive 'call' that is a 'metallic' sounding 'Tonk, tonk, tonk' hence the name of a coppersmith banging away at copper pots/pans?

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23 hours ago, Geam Liang said:

Just sharing a closer look at the Coppersmith Barbet, taken close to my home in Penang, Malaysia.

Coppersmith Barbet2.jpg

Thanks for sharing! What a cute bird. I took this photo long before I was "officially" into birding, but seeing this guy on a wire was something I couldn't ignore. I guess I've always had the hobby ?

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