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Turquoise-throated barbet

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)

Turquoise-throated barbet

Turquoise-throated barbet

Public Domain Dedication

Range map of Psilopogon chersonesus 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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