White-cheeked barbet or small green barbet (Megalaima viridis)


Photographed from the balcony of my house in Punnala, Pathanapuram,  Kollam, Kerala, India.

The white-cheeked barbet or small green barbet (Megalaima viridis) is a species of barbet found in southern India. Like all other Asian barbets they are mainly frugivorous although they may sometimes eat insects and they use their bills to excavate nest cavities in trees.