French: Barbu de Hume German: Grünscheitel-Bartvogel Spanish: Barbudo bigotudo
A. O. Hume
Subspecies and Distribution
P. i. incognitus
(A. O. Hume, 1874) – S Myanmar (Tenasserim) and W Thailand.
P. i. elbeli
(Deignan, 1956) – N & E Thailand, N Laos and N Vietnam.
P. i. eurous
(Deignan, 1939) – SE Thailand, Cambodia, S Laos and S Vietnam.
22–23 cm. Medium-sized green barbet with blue cheeks and blue throat divided by black bar. Both sexes of nominate race with green crown, very narrow red forehead patch... read more
Several songs or variants, main one starts with single “tuk” that shifts into double... read more
Evergreen monsoon forest and edges, generally at 400–1400 m, less commonly to c. 2000 m;... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits of various figs and of other trees, such as Macaranga and Trema; when breeding also insects, including cerambycid... read more
Few data. Season Dec–Jun. Sings for nine months of year. Cavity excavated in dead tree or branch, at 10–15 m; once in “piccolo... read more
Resident, and sedentary so far as is known.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Apparently fairly common to common in much of range. Little known. Strictly a forest species, living at altitudes where much clearance occurs; data... read more
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