Lineated Barbet

Canon EOS 700D
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3
Khao Dinsor, Chompon, Thailand

This is one of the most unique birds I really love to watch; the aerodynamics design is weird, but yet, this bird can really fly with style. There are a lot of variants of the Barbet and each one is a beauty to behold. Barbets also call in a very distinct way, you can always tell a Barber’s call. This Lineated Barbet is what it is because of the lines on its body made by its feathers.

We caught one of this one time and it bit me several times, well, if they could bore a hole through a trunk or a branch of a tree, then they have powerful beaks to bite. Straightforward jpeg and absent enhancements.

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Ali Bernie Buga-y has been a teacher in arts and music to different international schools in Thailand for nine years until he decided to enjoy the full time lifestyle of being a visual artist. Together with his family, he travels to different national parks in Thailand to experience true encounters in nature and the wildlife. His love for the birds and animals is the driving force that motivates him to photograph and paint them as seen in the wild. The joys of birding can only be shared through visual representations of these lovely feathered creatures carefully studied and observed in their natural habitat. As a graduate of Theology, he perfectly understands that somehow man should find ways to emerge himself to an edenic experience here on earth; and through these physical experiences man may again find spirituality beholding nature. Complicated as it may seem, Bernie finds it refreshing to the mind and soul as nature reveals itself when he observes and study them carefully through photography.

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