Who doesn’t enjoy seeing a beautifully captured photograph of a bird that isn’t usually spotted in the cities we live in? Birds are incredible creatures, and we rarely spend a day without seeing at least a couple of them flying around. These vibrant, vocal flying creatures captivate us with their beauty and carefree nature. Getting to know them better can be a wonderful experience. People who enjoy being in nature often get into the increasingly popular hobbies of birding and bird photography. But most of us are only aware of a few conventional bird names and miss out on knowing about several less-discovered species.
Parveen Kaswan, an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer, took to Twitter to post a brilliantly captured photograph of a stunning bird known as the Blue-Throated Barbet. “Show me a more beautiful bird than this. Blue-throated barbet,” the IFS officer captioned the photo.
A photographer’s delight, the Blue-Throated Barbet is the bird with the ideal combination of bright green colour with a striking blue throat, blue colouration around its eyes, and a red-yellow crown.
Netizens appeared to have taken Kaswan’s tweet as a challenge as they shared photos of birds that they thought were as or more beautiful than the Blue-Throated Barbet.
“These birds are also as beautiful as Blue-throated barbet” a user wrote
“Oriental dwarf kingfisher says hold my beer,” replied a second user
“The Asian Paradise Flycatcher. The bird from heaven.”
The Asian Paradise Flycatcher.The bird from heaven.. pic.twitter.com/tvfiN5pFAC
— Major Amit Bansal (Retd) (@majoramitbansal) October 7, 2022
Another user shared a beautiful capture of the Himalayan monal.
“Each and every Creation of Nature is beautiful in its own ways,” read another reply.
Each and every Creation of Nature is beautiful in its own ways 💕💐— 𝙎𝙖𝙣𝙟𝙞𝙫 𝙂𝙪𝙥𝙩𝙖 (@m2navyug) October 7, 2022
Apart from the Blue-Throated Barbet, India is home to three more barbet species: Great Barbet, Brown-Headed Barbet, and Coppersmith Barbet. The Blue-Throated Barbet, like other barbets, live in canopies made on trees. They are spread out across the entire Himalayas, from northeast Pakistan to Nepal, Southwest China, and Thailand.