This bird, which has an eye-catchingly patterned face and neck, is well-known for its distinctive cry, which like a coppersmith hammering metal.
The crimson-breasted barbet and coppersmith barbet are other names for the coppersmith barbet (Psilopogon haemacephalus). Although bigger than a sparrow and an Asian barbet, the Coppersmith Barbet is still just 17 cm long. A vividly coloured bird, it has green upperparts with yellowish underparts that are striped with black and grey. It has a red head, red neck patch, yellow cheeks, and yellow throat. They are a chubby bird with a short neck and a big head.
The juveniles of the species are completely colourless.
In the Palni Hills, the outer Himalayas, and the Western Ghats, among other places in Southeast Asia, this species of bird is a permanent resident.
The Coppersmith Barbet prefers to live in gardens, groves, and sparsely wooded areas across its habitat. They enjoy eating berries, wild figs, and the occasional flying bug.
They lay their eggs in a hole dug by both the male and female in the trunk of a tree or limb, and breed from December to September. The two to four eggs are incubated for 12 to 14 days by both sexes. Both parents feed the young, who are ready to fly after five weeks.
Because of its capacity to adapt to and flourish in man-made environments, the coppersmith barbet has expanded its range and gained in popularity.