Species of Thailand
Thai: นกโพระดกคอสีฟ้าเคราดำ, nok phoradok kho see faa khrao dam
Binomial name: Psilopogon incognitus, Allan Octavian Hume, 1874
The Moustached Barbet (Megalaima incognita) is an Asian barbet. Barbets are a group of near passerine birds with a world-wide tropical distribution. They get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills.
The Moustached Barbet is a resident breeder in the hills of Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. It is a species of broadleaf evergreen forest from 600–700 m. It nests in a tree hole.
This barbet is 23 cm in length. It is a plump bird, with a short neck, large head and short tail. The bill is dark horn, and the body plumage is green. The adult of the form, M. i. elbeli, which occurs in northern Thailand has a red forehead, green crown with a red spot at the rear, a blue face and throat, and black eyestripe and moustache. The sexes are similar, but the juvenile has a duller, greener head and throat with a narrower moustache..
The other subspecies are nominate M. i. incognita in Myanmar and western Thailand, and M. i. eitroa in southeast Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
The male’s territorial call is a repeated loud u’ik-a-ruk u’ik-a-ruk u’ik-a-ruk.
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Videos of Moustached barbet
- Psilopogon incognitus
- Thai: นกโพระดกคอสีฟ้าเคราดำ, nok phoradok kho see faa khrao dam
Megalaima incognita eitroa
Range: Southeast Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
Megalaima incognita elbeli, Herbert Girton Deignan, 1956
Range: NE & E Thailand, N Laos and N Vietnam.
Megalaima incognita euroa, Herbert Girton Deignan, 1939
Range: SE Thailand, Cambodia, S Laos and S Vietnam.
Megalaima incognita incognita (nominate), Allan Octavian Hume, 1874
Range: Myanmar and western Thailand
- Cyanops incognita
- Megalaima incognitus
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
- Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Doi Inthanon National Park
- Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
- Doi Phu Kha National Park
- Kaeng Krachan National Park
- Kaset Sombun District, Chaiyaphum
- Khao Khitchakut National Park
- Khao Luang National Park
- Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Yai National Park
- Khon San District, Chaiyaphum
- Mu Ko Chang National Park
- Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
- Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi
- Nam Nao National Park
- Namtok Phlio National Park
- Pang Sida National Park
- Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park
- Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Phu Kradueng National Park
- Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary
- Phu Suan Sai National Park
- Sakaerat Environmental Research Station
- Si Racha District, Chonburi
- Tat Mok National Park
Range map of Psilopogon incognitus in Thailand
Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.
Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.
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