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Birds of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Turquoise-throated barbet

In Thai: นกโพระดกเขาหลวง, nok phoradok khao luang

Binomial name: Psilopogon chersonesus, Frederick Nutter Chasen & C. Boden Kloss, 1927

The turquoise-throated barbet (Psilopogon chersonesus) is an Asian barbet found in Thailand. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills; this species eats fruits and insects. It used to be considered a subspecies of the blue-throated barbet.

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • English:
    • Turquoise-throated barbet
    • Chersonese barbet
  • Thai: นกโพระดกเขาหลวง, nok phoradok khao luang

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Turquoise-throated barbet

Range Map

Range map of Psilopogon chersonesus in Thailand