Saturday, June 5, 2010

Brown-headed barbet, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

I heard at a lecture by Felsinger in the 1970s, how difficult it was to isolate and record bird song in that era. They would set up microphones set in parabolic mirrors and wait. Any bird song was invarioably marred by the raucous song of the babbler. These birds are quite noisy.