French: Barbu à collier German: Rotbüschel-Bartvogel Spanish: Barbudo picofuego
Mountain slopes of Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra; recently reported in extreme S Thailand. Possibly introduced in W Java#R.
c. 28–29 cm; 107–149 g (Malaysia). Largely green barbet of mountains. Male with red-tipped crown feathers, grey face, yellow throat patch bordered by black... read more
Trilling song 3–8 seconds long, sounding like a cicada, notes shorten and increase in tempo... read more
Mainly in canopy and subcanopy of primary and older secondary forest, forest edges and patches,... read more
Food and feeding
Figs (e.g. Ficus vasculosa) and other fruits (including a Melastomataceae) up to 25 mm in diameter, also insects (large arthropods... read more
Jan to mid-Sept. Breeds in pairs. Males countersing, holding body nearly horizontal, in encounters may fall to ground clasping and pecking... read more
Resident; sedentary, one bird recaptured at same site 13 months after first netted.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia EBA. Uncommon to locally common in Peninsular Malaysia; common in Sumatra.... read more
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