French: Barbu à front d’or German: Goldstirn-Bartvogel Spanish: Barbudo frentigualdo
Affinities uncertain; no known close relatives. Monotypic.
21–22 cm; male 57–60 g. Medium-sized green barbet. Both sexes with gold forecrown and front of malar, rest of side of head blue, chin and throat blue; pale... read more
Song somewhat variable series of double “toowo” or triple “too-ka-o”... read more
Most common in SW hill forest, gardens and tree plantations; less common in wet lowland forest, and... read more
Food and feeding
Various fruits and berries, including figs, also guavas and papayas; takes some insects and small lizards.
Probably all year, peaks Mar–May and Aug–Sept. Nest excavated in softwood tree such as Bombax or Doona,... read more
Resident; probably sedentary, but in drier areas may have to leave territory to seek food.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sri Lanka EBA. Generally common and adaptable. In some areas considered a pest in orchards, causing crop damage... read more
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