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The Coppersmith Barbet known by other names like Crimson-breasted Barbet or Coppersmith
has the scientific name Megalaima haemacephala is a bird with Grass green color feathers which is a resident of India and other countries of South Asia. About nine subspecies of Coppersmith Barbet is recognized.
The other Indian local names of this species are tuktukiya, Basanta and thathera. The quick classification of Coppersmith Barbet is as below,
In Western Ghats, they overlap with Malabar Barbet which looks similar to Coppersmith Barbet but differs only in the call. During the nesting season, the abrasion on the feathers can make the plumage of the upper back to appear bluish. They are 17 cm in its body size.