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New Zealand made 262 and 236 at Kanpur and followed them with even smaller totals of 204 and 197 at the Eden Gardens. “Happy Mother’s Day!” John wrote alongside the image For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pooja Pillai | Mumbai | Published: April 23 2016 3:36 am The bird gets its name from its distinctive call which is said to resemble the sound that a coppersmith makes by beating sheets of copper with a mallet Photo courtesy: Maya Pillai Top News One may have never seen the Coppersmith Barbet but its call will be as familiar as the smell of the sea It’s a robust ‘tuk-tuk-tuk’ that can be heard in the mornings over the sundry sounds of a city waking up and going about its business Given how loud its call is it is an anti-climax that the bird itself is rather tiny The Coppersmith Barbet is a short stocky bird with a leaf-green body that allows it to remain well-camouflaged in the canopy Not that it isn’t a strikingly pretty bird with its red cap and throat once you have learned to spy it out among the branches of the cluster fig trees that it loves The bird gets its name from its distinctive call which is said to resemble the sound that a coppersmith makes by beating sheets of copper with a mallet The barbet makes this sound – a rather monotonous one that only varies in loudness and tempo – by inflating a patch of bare skin on both sides of its throat with the beak remaining shut The beak itself is another robust feature of the bird used to peck holes in trees in which it then proceeds to nest Its tail is comically abbreviated in comparison The Coppersmith Barbet feeds mainly on the fruits of common fig trees such as banyan peepul and cluster fig as well as the occasional insect These birds are a resident species in the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia and they breed throughout the year laying up to three to four eggs at a time The Coppersmith Barbet was named the official Bird of Mumbai in 2011 winning over competitors like the lesser Flamingo and the common crow It’s an interesting choice reckons amateur birdwatcher Sunita Raikar She says “It’s astonishing that a bird like this has managed to survive and even thrive in a city like Mumbai given that it depends on fruit trees for survival and as we all know trees are among the first casualties in the development race It’s a bird with a fighting spirit that goes about its business quietly and efficiently much like the typical Mumbaikar” Rai herself has adopted the Coppersmith Barbet as a personal mascot of sorts She says that she likes to begin her day by spending a few minutes every morning listening to a pair that has taken up residence in a cluster fig tree near her house On lucky days she can spot one or both sunning on the highest branches of a neighbouring casuarina tree Have a comment or suggestion for Wild Side Write to mumbainewsline @expressindiacom with subject line: Wild Side For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sukhdeep Kaur | Chandigarh | Published: September 15 2012 6:29 am Related News The Amritsar district reporting more marriages each year for availing Rs 15000 shagun on marriage of daughters may not be a coincidence The arrest of three persons in embezzlement of rural development funds by the Amritsar police in which Minister for Animal Husbandry and Welfare of SC and BC Gulzar Singh Ranikes son and staff are under the scanner has revealed that the same modus operandi was earlier used to pocket shagun money Three people Baljeet SinghAmit Kumar and Om Parkash – have been arrested after an FIR was registered on June 252012 in the rural grants scam They have reportedly told the police that the modus operandi of rural and border area funds was earlier used for siphoning off shagun money Bogus bank accounts were openedcheques were procured through district welfare officers and credited in these accounts and later the money was withdrawn through self cheques The same three banks – two private and one nationalised – located in posh Ranjit Avenue area of Amritsar from where border area funds were embezzled are now allegedly figuring in the shagun scam. For all the latest DO NOT USE Maharashtra News,co-founder of The Morpheus, Ranbir Kapoor took off to London with his mother Neetu Kapoor to destress himself after working continuously for four months. He is very aggressive. calling it far-fetched.

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