French: Barbu à couronne rouge German: Sri-Lanka-Schmiedbartvogel Spanish: Barbudo de Ceilán
Other common names:
Sri Lankan Small Barbet
J. F. Gmelin
16–17 cm; 32–39·5 g. Small, chunky, green barbet with reddish legs and feet. Male with red forehead, gold over and under eye, black line through eye, all... read more
Song a series of groups of 3–8 (usually four), staccato, sweet “tok” or “... read more
Inhabits evergreen forest, forest edges, plantations of fruiting trees, and remnant forest patches... read more
Food and feeding
Figs, such as those of banyan and bo trees, also other fruits, berries; small insects, including caterpillars, borer larvae, ants and... read more
Season Dec–Sept. Ecology of present species very poorly studied, especially in comparison to formerly conspecific P. malabaricus... read more
Resident; mainly sedentary, some feeding outside territory, young disperse away from territory.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in in wet lowlands, more local in dry zone. Appears reasonably adaptable, but habitat degradation and destruction are considered possible... read more
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