In Thai: นกโพระดกคางเหลือง, nok phōradok khaang leuang
Binomial name: Psilopogon franklinii, Edward Blyth, 1842
The golden-throated barbet (Megalaima franklinii) is an Asian barbet. Barbets are a group of near passerine birds with a worldwide tropical distribution. They get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills.
The golden-throated barbet is a resident breeder in the hills from northeast India east to southwestern China, Malaysia and Vietnam. It is a species of broadleaf evergreen forest from 900–2565 m altitude. It nests in a tree hole.
This barbet is 20.5-23.5 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 northern nominate form has a red and yellow crown, black eyestripe, white lower face neck, and yellow throat. The sexes are similar, but the juvenile is duller with a weaker head pattern.
The male’s territorial call is a very loud pukwowk.
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- Psilopogon franklinii
- Thai: นกโพระดกคางเหลือง, nok phōradok khaang leuang
Megalaima franklinii auricularis, Herbert Christopher Robinson & Cecil Boden Kloss, 1919
Range: Found in the highlands of southern and central Cambodia, central Laos and Vietnam. It resembles the nominate form, but has some blue behind the ear coverts.
Megalaima franklinii franklinii (nominate), Edward Blyth, 1842
Range: From India east to northern Laos and southwestern China,
Megalaima franklinii minor, Frederick Nutter Chasen & Cecil Boden Kloss, 1926
Range: Occurs in the mountains of Malaysia. It resembles the nominate form, but has some blue behind the ear coverts.
Megalaima franklinii ramsayi, Arthur Hay, A.K.A. Viscount Walden, 1875
Range: Found in central and eastern Myanmar and northern and western Thailand. It has a grey lower throat and grey-streaked black ear coverts.
Megalaima franklinii trangensis, Joseph Harvey Riley, 1934
Range: Occurs in peninsular Thailand. It resembles the nominate form.
- Megalaima franklinii
- Cyanops ramsayi
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)