French: Barbu grivelé German: Grünohr-Bartvogel Spanish: Barbudo orejiverde
Subspecies and Distribution
P. f. praetermissus
(Kloss, 1918) – N & E Thailand, Laos, N Vietnam and S & SE China (S of Canton).
P. f. faiostrictus
(Temminck, 1832) – W, C & S Thailand, Cambodia and S Vietnam.
c. 24–27 cm. Streaky-headed, green, short-tailed barbet. Male has brownish streaks on crown and nape, green ear-coverts; malar region and throat streaked;... read more
Song a rapid series of compound “twa-ta-ta-tat” or “too-er-took” notes at c... read more
Primary evergreen and to some extent deciduous forest, staying in canopy; most common in evergreen... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on fruits such as figs and those of Trema and Eugenia, berries; presumably also takes some insects, but little is... read more
Feb–Jul, but timing little known. Nest excavated in dead branch or, particularly, dead standing trunk; two eggs reported; no... read more
Resident; sedentary in S, but in N may move more or less extensively in deciduous forest, seeking... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Apparently common in Thailand and Indochina; reportedly rare in China. Seems generally difficult to locate, probably because it... read more
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