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Blue-throated Barbet Picture
 
 

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in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

The Blue-throated Barbet (Megalaima asiatica) is an Asian barbet. Barbets and toucans are a group of near passerine birds with a world-wide tropical distribution. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills.

This barbet eats fruits and insects.





                                     



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