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Photo by wengchun
Taman Rimba Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 2006
Caloramphus hayii

Calorhamphus hayii

Identification

Dull brown plumage.

Distribution

Southeast Asia: found in Indochina, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula and Sumatra.

Taxonomy

Formerly considered conspecific with Brown Barbet.

Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • C. f. detersus :
  • C. f. hayii:

Subspecies detersus is not recognised by all authorities and included then in hayii.[2]

Habitat

Lowland to sub-montane forest.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet includes fruit.

Breeding

They nest in colonies.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.4). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Avibase

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