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Malabar Barbet

From Opus

Alternative name: Small Barbet

Malabar BarbetPhoto by MomoWestern Ghats, India
Malabar Barbet
Photo by Momo
Western Ghats, India
Psilopogon malabaricus


[edit] Identification

15 cm

  • Green body
  • Green wings
  • Blue band on sides of head and neck
  • Black crescent behind the eye

[edit] Distribution

Asia: found in the Western Ghats, India.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly considered conspecific with Crimson-fronted Barbet from Sri Lanka.
Sometimes placed in the genus Megalaima.

[edit] Habitat

Open woodland.

[edit] Behaviour


[edit] Diet

The diet includes fruit and insects.

[edit] Breeding

The nest is a tree hole. The clutch consists of 2-4 eggs.

[edit] References

  1. 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
  2. Wikipedia

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