French: Barbu élégant German: Prachtbartvogel Spanish: Barbudo elegante
Megalæma [sic] pulcherrima
Mount Kinabalu, Borneo
N Borneo mountains from Kinabalu and Trus Madi S to Mulu and Murud; recently found in Menyapa Mts (E Kalimantan)#R.
20–21·5 cm; 55–76 g. Distinctive, strong-billed, smallish green barbet of mountains. Male with blue from forehead to hindneck, blue throat, gold patch on... read more
Song of three-note phrases, “chut-chut-chtttt”, variably long, at 18–25 phrases... read more
Montane primary and secondary forest, moss-clad forest, edges and adjacent partly cut-over areas.... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Meagre data from stomach contents indicate fruits and berries, and a “green shoot”. Forages in midstorey and... read more
Data from specimens indicate season Dec–Mar. No other data available.
None known; presumably resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Bornean Mountains EBA. No information on relative abundance, but appears to be rather local. Its upland forest... read more
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