French: Barbu à plastron rouge German: Kupfer-Schmiedbartvogel Spanish: Barbudo calderero
Subspecies and Distribution
P. h. indicus
(Latham, 1790) – NE Pakistan E to S China (Yunnan), S to Sri Lanka, Singapore and Vietnam.
P. h. delicus
(Parrot, 1907) – Sumatra.
P. h. roseus
(Dumont de Sainte Croix, 1816) – Java and Bali.
P. h. haemacephalus
(Statius Müller, 1776) – N Philippines: Luzon, Mindoro.
P. h. homochroa
(Dziadosz & Parkes, 1984) – Tablas, probably Romblon, possibly Masbate (NC Philippines).
P. h. celestinoi
(Gilliard, 1949) – Catanduanes, Samar, Biliran and Leyte (EC Philippines).
P. h. intermedius
(Shelley, 1891) – C Philippines: Panay, Guimaras, Negros.
P. h. cebuensis
(Dziadosz & Parkes, 1984) – Cebu (C Philippines).
P. h. mindanensis
(Rand, 1948) – Mindanao (S Philippines).
15–17 cm; 30–52·6 g. Small, chunky, green barbet with streaked underparts, and reddish legs and orbital skin. Male nominate race with red forehead and fore... read more
Song given persistently through day and on moonlit nights, when might invite confusion with Jungle... read more
Edges of moist forest, drier deciduous forest, scrub and secondary forest, plantations of diverse... read more
Food and feeding
Diverse fruits, including figs, pipal fruits, guavas, mangoes, custard-apples (Annona), berries; also bush crickets (... read more
Jan–Oct in Pakistan, India and Nepal, where often double-brooded (as also case in Malaysia); generally Feb–Jul in Himalayan... read more
Generally resident; possibly some migration in NW of range, in Pakistan.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and common almost throughout range, may be world’s commonest barbet; uncommon in Bhutan, where largely confined to extreme S of... read more
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