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Green-eared barbet

Binomial name: Psilopogon faiostrictus, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1831

The green-eared barbet (Megalaima faiostricta) 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 green-eared barbet is a resident breeder in southern China, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. It is a species of broadleaf evergreen and mixed or open woodlands at up to 900 m altitude. It nests in a tree hole.

This barbet is 24.5–27 cm in length. It is a plump bird, with a short neck, large head and short tail. The adult has a white-streaked brown head and breast, green ear coverts, mainly dark bill, and green-streaked yellow belly. The rest of the plumage is green. Both sexes and immature birds are similar. This species resembles lineated barbet, but is smaller, has the distinctive green ear patch, a darker bill and a dark, rather than yellow, eye-ring.

The male’s territorial call is a loud took-a-prruk. Another call is a mellow pooouk.

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Videos of Green-eared barbet

  • Green-eared barbet - Khao Yai National Park

    Green-eared barbet - Khao Yai National Park

  • Green-eared barbet - Kaeng Krachan National Park

    Green-eared barbet - Kaeng Krachan National Park

Scientific classification

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

Synonyms

  • Megalaima faiostricta

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Green-eared barbet

Green-eared barbet

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Green-eared barbet - Khao Yai

Green-eared barbet - Khao Yai

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Megalaima faiostricta - Khao Yai

Megalaima faiostricta - Khao Yai

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Green-eared barbet

Green-eared barbet

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Distribution map of Green-eared barbet, Psilopogon faiostrictus in Thailand

Range map of Psilopogon faiostrictus in Thailand

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