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Photo © by Rajsurin
Kerala, India, October 2018
Psilopogon viridis


23cm (9 in)

  • Green overall plumage
  • Brown head
  • White supercilium
  • White ear-coverts
  • White throat, breast and neck


Southern India.


This is a monotypic species.
Sometimes placed in the genus Megalaima.


A variety of forest types, including primary and secondary forests and woodland, as well as wet deciduous and evergreen, also parks and wooded gardens.



The diet consists mostly of fruit, such as banyans, figs and berries. They also eat some termites and insects as well as sipping nectar.


They excavate hollows in large tree trunks for the nest. They generally have two broods, the second clutch being started within days of the first fledging.


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Recording © by Alok Tewari
Amboli, Alt. 22-2500 ft. Western Ghats, Dist. Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, India, 10 February 2019.


  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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2018)

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