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Birds

Great
Barbet

Least Concern

Decreasing

Great Barbet

Psilopogon virens

The Great Barbet is a resident breeder in the lower-to-middle altitudes of the Himalayas, ranging across northern India, Nepal and Bhutan. It is a species of broadleaf evergreen woodlands at 600-2,565 m altitude. It nests in a tree hole. This is the largest barbet at 31-33 cm (12-13 in) in length and a weight of 192-295 g. It is a plump bird, with a short neck, large head and short tail. The adult has a blue head, large yellow bill, brown back and breast, green-streaked yellow belly and red vent. The rest of the plumage is green. Both sexes and immature birds are similar.

Great Hill Barbet

Regional Names
  • Bhojpuri:
    बड़का बसन्ता
  • Hindi:
    त्रिहो
  • Marathi:
    पहाडी तांबट
  • Nepali:
    न्याउली
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Taxanomy

PICIFORMES
MEGALAIMIDAE
Psilopogon virens

Great Barbet

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