Species of Thailand

Green-eared barbet

Psilopogon faiostrictus, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1831

(In Thai: นกโพระดกหูเขียว)

The green-eared barbet (Psilopogon faiostrictus) is an Asian barbet.

Characteristics

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

Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกโพระดกหูเขียว

Synonyms

  • Megalaima faiostricta

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

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Green-eared barbet
Green-eared barbet - Khao Yai
Megalaima faiostricta - Khao Yai
Green-eared barbet
Green-eared barbet
Green-eared barbet

Range Map

Distribution map of Green-eared barbet, Psilopogon faiostrictus in Thailand
  • Ban Bueng District, Chonburi
  • Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Huai Yang Waterfall National Park
  • Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Kaeng Som Maew Queen Sirikit Forest Park
  • Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Khitchakut National Park
  • Khao Laem National Park
  • Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
  • Khao Sanam Prieng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khlong Lan National Park
  • Khon San District, Chaiyaphum
  • Kui Buri National Park
  • Lan Sang National Park
  • Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Moei National Park
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Mancha Khiri District, Khon Kaen
  • Muak Lek District, Saraburi
  • Mueang Chanthaburi District, Chanthaburi
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai
  • Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Namtok Phlio National Park
  • Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area
  • Pachee River Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pang Sida National Park
  • Pha Nam Yoi Forest Park
  • Pha Taem National Park
  • Phu Chong Na Yoi National Park
  • Phu Foi Lom National Park
  • Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phu Langka National Park
  • Phu Phan National Park
  • Phu Toei National Park
  • Phu Wiang National Park
  • Sai Yok National Park
  • Sakaerat Environmental Research Station
  • Sangkhom District, Nong Khai
  • Sri Nakarin Dam National Park
  • Tat Mok National Park
  • Thap Lan National Park
  • Thung Salaeng Luang National Park
  • Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Psilopogon faiostrictus in Thailand