Gold-whiskered Barbet nesting (Part 2)

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An earlier post documented the nesting of the Gold-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon laeta) nesting in a cavity found in the dead branch of a Durian Tree (Durio zibethinus) LINK.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS has now made two more brief visits to the nest (11th and 13th April 2014), using the same observation locations.

“The birds are fully aware of my presence and will stop right above me, to check safety, before proceeding to the nest,” wrote Amar. Some images of fruit for chicks (top), nest exit (above) and entry composites (below). They are very fast in nest entry and exit and both composites are of images taken consecutively with the camera shooting at maximum speed (6 frames per second).

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