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Blue-throated barbet

Thai: นกโพระดกคอสีฟ้า, nok phoradok kho see faa

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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Scientific classification

Psilopogon asiaticus

Common names

  • Thai: นกโพระดกคอสีฟ้า, nok phoradok kho see faa


  • 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

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