French: Barbu à oreillons noirs German: Schwarzohr-Bartvogel Spanish: Barbudo orejinegro
Subspecies and Distribution
P. d. duvaucelii
(Lesson, 1830) – S peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Bangka I and Borneo.
P. d. gigantorhinus
(Oberholser, 1912) – Nias I, off W Sumatra.
P. d. tanamassae
(Meyer de Schauensee, 1929) – Batu Is, off W Sumatra.
16–17 cm; 26·3–37 g. Small, green, stout-billed barbet with blue crown and throat, black band between throat and breast. Previously considered to be conspecific with P.... read more
Vocal variation in the P. australis species complex remains unstudied, although the main,... read more
Primary forest and edges in lowlands and foothills; mainly evergreen forest, but may move into... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, including figs and others, also reportedly insects. In Peninsular Malaysia, at Kerau Wildlife Reserve, this species was observed at... read more
Generally season Jan–Jul in Peninsular Malaysia (where nest excavation observed early Apr and green-headed juveniles late Apr to Aug... read more
Resident; generally territorial and sedentary, but some post-breeding movements occur to fruiting... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Regular and common in Peninsular Malaysia, and common on Sumatra and Borneo, and it is generally the commonest barbet on the last-... read more
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