French: Barbu de Franklin German: Weißwangen-Bartvogel Spanish: Barbudo de Franklin
Subspecies and Distribution
P. f. franklinii
(Blyth, 1842) – Himalayan Golden-throated Barbet – C Nepal E along Himalayan slopes to N Myanmar and S China (SE Tibet, W & S Yunnan, SW Guangxi), S to Bangladesh (no recent records), N Thailand, N Laos and N Vietnam.
P. f. ramsayi
(Walden, 1875) – Malay Golden-throated Barbet – C Myanmar and NW Thailand S through Malay Peninsula.
c. 20·5–23·5 cm; 50–73 g (ramsayi), 71–101 g (franklinii). Chunky green barbet often showing blue or even violet tones,... read more
Variable song starts with trill, can continue as all-trill song, or trill followed by “tuk... read more
Montane forest, evergreen or moist deciduous, frequently along steep ravines and broken slopes,... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly frugivorous, taking especially figs, various berries, such as whinberries, and guavas; arthropods occasionally noted as part of diet... read more
Mar–Aug in most areas (e.g. vocalizes mid Mar to Sept in Bhutan, with peak mid Apr to Jul), Feb–May in Malaysia (new nestling... read more
None known; some birds may move downhill from higher elevations in N of range. One bird ringed in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Sometimes common in parts of very extensive range, but little known. Locally frequent in NW of range, and common in Bhutan, where... read more
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