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Blue-throated barbet

Binomial name: Psilopogon asiaticus, John Aubrey Clarendon Latham, 1790

The blue-throated barbet (Psilopogon asiaticus) is an Asian barbet having bright green, blue & red plumage, seen across the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Barbets and toucans are a group of near passerine birds with a worldwide tropical distribution. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills; this species eats fruits and insects. They frequent evergreen forests, deciduous forests, gardens, orchards, teak forests and cities with fruiting trees.

The turquoise-throated barbet was formerly considered a subspecies.

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Videos of Blue-throated barbet

  • Red-billed blue magpie nest

    Red-billed blue magpie nest

  • Blue-throated barbet - Kaeng Krachan National Park

    Blue-throated barbet - Kaeng Krachan National Park

  • Blue-throated barbet - Kaeng Krachan National Park

    Blue-throated barbet - Kaeng Krachan National Park

  • Blue-throated barbet

    Blue-throated barbet

  • Blue-throated barbet - Thailand

    Blue-throated barbet - Thailand

  • Blue-throated barbet - Doi Suthep-Pui National Park

    Blue-throated barbet - Doi Suthep-Pui National Park

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Piciformes
Family
Megalaimidae
Genus
Psilopogon
Species
Psilopogon asiaticus

Synonyms

  • Cyanops davisoni
  • Megalaima asiaticus

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Blue-throated barbet, Psilopogon asiaticus in Thailand

Range map of Psilopogon asiaticus in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits and Parinya Pawangkhanant for their help with many range data.

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