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Species of Thailand

Sooty barbet

Caloramphus hayii

John Edward Gray, 1831

In Thai: นกจอกป่าหัวโต

The sooty barbet (Caloramphus hayii) is a species of bird in the family Megalaimidae. It is found in Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Sumatra and formerly Singapore where it is extirpated. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

This species is split from the brown barbet (C. fuliginosus) which is an endemic species on Borneo.

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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

Caloramphus hayii

Common names

  • Thai: นกจอกป่าหัวโต

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (ONEP)


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Sooty barbet

Range Map

Distribution map of Sooty barbet, Caloramphus hayii in Thailand
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hat Yai District, Songkhla
  • Khao Banthat Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Chong
  • Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nam Khang National Park
  • Khao Nan National Park
  • Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Pu - Khao Ya National Park
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ko Lanta National Park
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Tai Rom Yen National Park
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Ton Nga-Chang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Caloramphus hayii in Thailand