French: Barbu arlequin German: Harlekinbartvogel Spanish: Barbudo arlequín
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. mystacophanos
(Temminck, 1824) – S Myanmar (SC Tenasserim), SW & peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia (except SW), Sumatra and Borneo.
P. m. ampalus
(Oberholser, 1912) – Batu Is, off W Sumatra.
c. 23 cm; 60–95 g. Moderately large, green barbet with strongest sexual dimorphism of any Old World capitonid. Male of nominate race has yellow forehead and small... read more
2 songs, both vary; one a series of single to 4 “tyuk”, “tuk” or “... read more
Foothill and also lowland dipterocarp forest, logged forest, second-growth forest, plantations of... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fruits, especially figs, also others such as durian; also insect larvae; and snails at times, e.g. in courtship feeding. Captives,... read more
May–Jun on mainland; Nov–May and Sept in Sumatra; in Borneo reported Jun–Jul, but immatures Nov–Jun with most in... read more
Resident, and probably sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Seems to be common throughout range; no data on Batu Is race ampalus. Appears quite adaptable.... read more
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