The blue throated barbet

The blue throated barbet by Sudipto Sarkar on Visioplanet

Spotted this beautiful creature right outside my uncle’s house this year, when I went to my cousin’s wedding…

My mom and dad and aunts all said it was a Kingfisher (or at least a fisher). The shape of the head didn’t sit right for a fisher, but I was expecting it to be a species of fisher nonetheless.

Searching by all descriptions failed. I tried, red crown, blue crest etc. What finally did help was “Birds of West Bengal” and there it was! A Blue Throated Barbet. And may god bless the geniuses who worked on Google’s image search. 🙂

Exposure f/5.6 1/1250 sec
ISO 1600
Focal Length in 35mm 450
Date taken 2017:03:13 12:58:51
Camera NIKON D3200
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  1. In spite of current complaints and lawsuits against Google, I find them to be FABULOUS for all my searching needs, Sudipto. Your image is textbook and would certainly show up in Google images, if one looked!

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