Barbet time at Tai Po Kau

The Great Barbet is resident at Tai Po Kau and other montane forest areas in the New Territories. David Diskin notes that 'it may take many visits before you actually see the species even though you may hear it regularly'. Which is quite a British understatement: it took me about 20 visits to see one. The best opportunity is in spring when they at their most vocal. On March 7, 2022 their calls could be heard throughout the valley and at least four perched prominently in bare branches above the Outdoor Education Centre. In addition to its usual "coo-ee" call, one produced a rasping 'karr!'

Also prominent were the resident Crested Serpent Eagles, calling in flight over the valley, while one looked down disdainfully at the assembled photographers from a favoured perch.

Posted by stephenmatthews stephenmatthews, March 07, 2022 12:06 PM

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What

Great Barbet (Psilopogon virens)

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stephenmatthews

Date

March 7, 2022 11:26 AM HKT

Photos / Sounds

What

Crested Serpent-Eagle (Spilornis cheela)

Observer

stephenmatthews

Date

March 7, 2022 10:48 AM HKT

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