© Kim Gary
March 26, 2012
Gallery contributor Kim Gary photographed this Lineated Barbet at a nest hole in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve in Singapore and posted it to our World Gallery
. The species (Megalaima lineata)
is found from India to Vietnam and Indonesia. It was reportedly introduced to Singapore in 1996 through the pet-bird trade. A 2009 paper said "it has waned in popularity so is generally not imported anymore."
"I was inside my camo doghouse blind waiting for this Lineated Barbet for almost two days," Kim says of the bird in his picture. He used a Nikon D3S with an 800mm f5.6 lens and a teleconverter. See more of Kim's photos:
• Spotted Wood Owl
• Banded Woodpecker
• Copper-throated Sunbirds
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