French: Barbu vert German: Grünbartvogel Spanish: Barbudo cariblanco
Mahé, south India
W & SW India from SW Madhya Pradesh (R Narbada) S to Palni, Nilgiri Hills, Bangalore area and W Tamil Nadu. Recorded in 2015 from Toranmal Reserve Forest, Maharashtra#R.
c. 23 cm; 71–90 g. Green barbet, both sexes having dark brown head with conspicuous white ear-coverts patch and white line above eye; throat white, breast and neck... read more
Song starts with loud trill of c. 1 second, followed by series of double “tu-kowt”... read more
Primary and secondary forest and woodland, including wet deciduous and evergreen, also parks,... read more
Food and feeding
Banyan, pipal, other figs and fruits and berries, including those under cultivation (e.g. coffee); sips nectar; animal food, especially... read more
Dec–Jul (mainly Feb to early Jun), before heaviest monsoon rains; commonly two broods, second started 4–6 days after fledging... read more
Resident and essentially sedentary, dispersing over short distances.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Reasonably common throughout range, and adaptable. Has been reported as being a minor pest in coffee plantations, but recent work... read more
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