In Thai: นกโพระดกหน้าผากดำ, nok phoradok naphak dam
Binomial name: Psilopogon duvaucelii, René-Primevère Lesson, 1830
The blue-eared barbet (Megalaima australis) is an Asian barbet. Barbets are a group of near passerine birds with a world-wide tropical distribution. They get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills.
This small barbet is 17–18 cm in length. It is a plump bird, with a short neck, large head and short tail. The bill is dark, and the body plumage is green, but the subspecies have different head patterns. The adult male of the form, M. a. cyanotis, which occurs from northeast India to peninsular Thailand has a black forehead, blue midcrown, ear coverts and throat, red markings above and below the earcoverts, and orange cheeks. The female has a duller head pattern with a more orange tint to the patches above and below the ear coverts, and the juvenile has a green head with some blue on the ear coverts and throat.
The male’s territorial call is a repeated loud ko-tek. Other calls include a whistled pleow.
Distribution and habitat
The blue-eared barbet is a resident breeder in the hills from northeast India east through Southeast Asia to Singapore, Indonesia and Borneo. It is a species of broadleaf evergreen forest, mixed woodland and second growth up to 1525 m altitude. It nests in a tree hole.
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Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Piciformes Family Megalaimidae Genus Psilopogon Species Psilopogon duvaucelii
Thai: นกโพระดกหน้าผากดำ, nok phoradok naphak dam
Megalaima australis australis (nominate), Thomas Horsfield, 1821
Megalaima australis cyanea
Range: Mt. Kinabalu, north Borneo
Megalaima australis cyanotis, Edward Blyth, 1847 Megalaima australis duvaucelii, René-Primevère Lesson, 1830
Range: Malaysia, Sumatra, and the lowlands of Borneo
Megalaima australis gigantorhina, Harry Church Oberholser, 1912
Range: Nias Islands, west Sumatra
Megalaima australis hebereri
Megalaima australis invisa
Range: Northern Thailand
Megalaima australis orientalis, Herbert Christopher Robinson, 1915
Range: Southeast Thailand and Indo-China
Megalaima australis stuarti, Herbert Christopher Robinson & Cecil Boden Kloss, 1919
Range: Western and central Thailand
Megalaima australis tanamassa, Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee, 1929
Range: Batu Islands, west Sumatra
Psilopogon cyanotis Megalaima duvaucelii
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
Blue-eared barbet (Megalaima australis cyanoticus)
Ao Phang-Nga National Park Ban Bueng District, Chonburi Bang Lamung District, Chonburi Bang Lang National Park Bueng Boraped Non-Hunting Area Chae Son National Park Chaloem Phrakiat Thai Prachan National Park Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park Doi Phu Kha National Park Doi Suthep-Pui National Park Erawan National Park Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary Huai Yang Waterfall National Park Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi Kaeng Krachan National Park Kaeng Krung National Park Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Banthat Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Chong Khao Khiao - Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Khitchakut National Park Khao Laem National Park Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park Khao Luang National Park Khao Nam Khang National Park Khao Nan National Park Khao Phanom Bencha National Park Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Pu - Khao Ya National Park Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Sok National Park Khao Yai National Park Khlong Lan National Park Khlong Nakha Wildlife Sanctuary Khlong Phanom National Park Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary Khon San District, Chaiyaphum Khun Chae National Park Khura Buri District, Phang Nga Kui Buri National Park Mae Moei National Park Mae Ping National Park Mae Wong National Park Mu Ko Chang National Park Muak Lek District, Saraburi Mueang Chanthaburi District, Chanthaburi Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai Mueang Chumphon District, Chumphon Mueang Krabi District, Krabi Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga Mueang Phuket District, Phuket Mueang Rayong District, Rayong Nam Nao National Park Namtok Phlio National Park Ngao Waterfall National Park Ob Khan National Park Pachee River Wildlife Sanctuary Pang Sida National Park Pha Daeng National Park Phato District, Chumphon Phu Foi Lom National Park Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary Phu Kradueng National Park Phu Langka National Park Phu Suan Sai National Park Phu Wiang National Park Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Sai Yok National Park Sakaerat Environmental Research Station San Kala Khiri National Park Si Racha District, Chonburi Sirinat National Park Sri Phang-nga National Park Su-ngai Kolok District, Narathiwat Tai Rom Yen National Park Taksin Maharat National Park Takua Pa District, Phang Nga Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi Thalang District, Phuket Thale Ban National Park Thap Lan National Park Thung Salaeng Luang National Park Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary Ton Nga-Chang Wildlife Sanctuary Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary Wang Mai Forest Restoration Project Wiang Lo Wildlife Sanctuary Yan Ta Khao District, Trang Range map of Psilopogon duvaucelii in Thailand
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