Lineated Barbets

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Lineated Barbets

Distribution Range:

The Lineated Barbets (Megalaima lineata) are found along the southern foothills of the Himalayas and also in parts of Bangladesh and West Bengal.


Diet / Feeding

They primarily feed on fruits, but will also eat a wide range of insects, such as ants, cicadas, dragonflies, crickets, locusts, beetles, moths and mantids. They also eat flowers.


Breeding / Nesting

They nest in tree holes and hens usually lay 2 to 4 eggs, which are incubated for 13 to 15 days.

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Lineated Barbet (Megalaima lineata) Lineated Barbet (Megalaima lineata)

Eating Goolar fig (Ficus racemosa) in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Lineated Barbet (Megalaima lineata)



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