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Barbet

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Wow, Peter!

This lady has the same coloring as the b.g. : variegated greens and dashes of orange-red!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Peter,

Doug Herr’s recent BIF images got me thinking about the relationships between size and modes of flight and special adaptions.


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Peter Dexter: Red-headed Barbet


Now this is a beautiful bird, but I would love to learn more beyond its fabulous coat! Obviously it can’t extend its wings to soar and glide on thermals for hours.

But what tricks does it have? Or does it, perhaps, only fly short distances or hop from branch to branch, eating bugs!

Asher
 
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