Alternative name: Small Barbet
Photo by Momo
Western Ghats, India
- Psilopogon malabaricus
- Green body
- Green wings
- Blue band on sides of head and neck
- Black crescent behind the eye
Asia: found in the Western Ghats, India.
This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly considered conspecific with Crimson-fronted Barbet from Sri Lanka.
Sometimes placed in the genus Megalaima.
The diet includes fruit and insects.
The nest is a tree hole. The clutch consists of 2-4 eggs.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
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