French: Barbu forgeron German: Schwarzstirn-Bartvogel Spanish: Barbudo chino
Other common names:
Hainan Barbet (faber)
Megalæma [sic] faber
Subspecies and Distribution
P. f. sini
(Stresemann, 1929) –
S China (W Guangxi and W, N & C Guandong to SW Jiangxi and SE Guizhou)#R#R#R.
P. f. faber
(Swinhoe, 1870) – Hainan I.
c. 20–21·5 cm. Montane green barbet with red on lores and nape, yellow-gold throat with blue lower border, red on breast, black stripe over and behind eye and in upper malar... read more
Song of race sini reported to differ from that of P. nuchalis, and from those of... read more
Subtropical and some tropical evergreen forest, above 250 m, exceptionally to 2000 m in mainland... read more
Food and feeding
Diet and foraging behaviour effectively unknown, although presumably similar to those of P. nuchalis and P. oorti,... read more
Very poorly known. Season probably Feb–May on Hainan. Countersinging occurs in breeding period. Nothing else known, although probably... read more
Resident and presumably sedentary, though only recently recorded in comparatively well-watched in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). No estimates of population, but considered to be declining; overall range (54,700 km²) fragmented, forest clearance at altitudinal... read more
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