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  • The best known of these is the coppersmith, or crimson-breasted barbet (_Xantholæma hæmatocephala_), the little green fiend, gaudily painted about the head, which makes the hot weather in India seem worse than it really is by filling the welkin with the eternal monotone that resembles the sound of a hammer on a brazen vessel.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • March and April are the months in which the majority of coppersmiths or crimson-breasted barbets rear up their families.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • Coppersmith or crimson-breasted barbet (_Xantholaema haematocephala_),

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India


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