Species of Thailand
Psilopogon faiostrictus, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1831
(In Thai: นกโพระดกหูเขียว)
The green-eared barbet (Psilopogon faiostrictus) is an Asian barbet.
The green-eared 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.
Distribution and habitat
The green-eared barbet is a resident breeder in southern China, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. It inhabits broadleaf evergreen and mixed or open woodlands at up to 900 m elevation.
Behaviour and ecology
It nests in a tree hole. The male's territorial call is a loud took-a-prruk. Another call is a mellow pooouk.
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Category / Seasonal Status
BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years
BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident
- Psilopogon faiostrictus
- Thai: นกโพระดกหูเขียว
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