Blue-throated Barbet Psilopogon asiaticus
(aka Megalaima asiatica)
Blue-throated Barbet, Deothang, Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image Deothang, Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan
April 2008

The Blue-throated Barbet is distributed from north-east Pakistan through the Himalayas to south-east China and south into Myanmar and Thailand.

Blue-throated Barbet, Deothang, Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image It is found in a variety of forest, woodland and plantation habitats where there are fruiting trees present.

It is a green barbet with a blue throat and face. The forehead and crown are red and there is a red patch on each side of the breast.

Additional information is available via Avibase .
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