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Great Barbet

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Subspecies P. v. marshallorum : adult showing full color-range of spectrum in plumage (VIBGYOR)Photo © by Alok TewariRanikhet, Alt. 6800 ft., Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, April-2018
Subspecies P. v. marshallorum : adult showing full color-range of spectrum in plumage (VIBGYOR)
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Ranikhet, Alt. 6800 ft., Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, April-2018
Psilopogon virens

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[edit] Identification

32–35 cm (12½-13¾ in)

  • Bluish head
  • Body brown and green

[edit] Distribution

Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Hong Kong
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand

[edit] Taxonomy

Sometimes placed in the genus Megalaima.

[edit] Subspecies

Subspecies P. v. clamatorPhoto © by robby thaiDoi Phu Hom Pok NP, Thailand, March 2017
Subspecies P. v. clamator
Photo © by robby thai
Doi Phu Hom Pok NP, Thailand, March 2017

There are 4 subspecies[1]

  • P. v. marshallorum:
  • P. v. magnificus:
  • Eastern Nepal to central Assam
  • P. v. clamator (mayri):
  • North-eastern Assam, northern Burma, south-western China (western Yunnan) and north-western Thailand
  • P. v. virens (indochinensis):

[edit] Habitat

Montane groves and light forests with large trees.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

A wide variety of fruits berries plums etc, especially fond of figs.

[edit] Vocalisation


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Recording by Alok Tewari
Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, Altitude 2000 Meter above MSL, India, June-2014
Calling from mixed forest canopy.


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Recording by himbird
Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2014)
  4. BF Member observations

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