French: Barbu à joues jaunes German: Goldwangen-Bartvogel Spanish: Barbudo carigualdo
Subspecies and Distribution
P. c. laetus
(Robinson & Kloss, 1918) – SW Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia; probably also extreme S Myanmar.
P. c. chrysopogon
(Temminck, 1824) – Sumatra.
P. c. chrysopsis
(Goffin, 1863) – Borneo.
c. 30 cm; 110–215 g. Large, green barbet with heavy black bill. Male of nominate race has red forehead, yellow forecrown and red hindcrown, broad brown eyestripe,... read more
Song a loud, rapid, short to minutes-long series of double notes, “too-tuk”, at 70... read more
Evergreen forest, swamp-forest, also tall secondary forest, and around forest clearings; also cacao... read more
Food and feeding
Details little known, as this is a canopy bird. Mainly fruits such as figs and berries; probably also insects, seen pecking into dead wood... read more
Feb–Aug, or even to Nov, possibly includes renesting. When breeding, sings through heat of day. Few records of nesting: nest... read more
Presumably resident and sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to common in Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia; common in Sumatra and Borneo. Knowledge of its ecology and population biology lacking,... read more
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