Golden-throated Barbet (Megalaima franklinii) - HBW 7, p. 205
French: Barbu de Franklin
Spanish: Barbudo de Franklin
Other common names: Gold-throated Barbet
Taxonomy: Bucco Franklinii Blyth, 1842, Darjeeling.
Related to M. oorti, being quite similar in morphology and voice; the two are possibly connected also to M. faiostricta. Proposed race tonkinensis, from N Vietnam, now considered inseparable from nominate; trangensis from peninsular Thailand (known from only five specimens) and minor from Peninsular Malaysia, both regarded as indistinguishable from ramsayi. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- franklinii (Blyth, 1842) - WC Nepal and SE Tibet E along Himalayan slopes to N Myanmar, and S China (W & S Yunnan, SW Guangxi), S to Bangladesh (no recent records), N Thailand, N Laos and N Vietnam.
- ramsayi (Walden, 1875) - C Myanmar and NW Thailand S through Malay Peninsula.
- auricularis (Robinson & Kloss, 1919) - E Laos and S Vietnam.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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A bird perched in a tree. Locality Mae Wong National Park, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp ramsayi)
Yoel Jimenez 24 November 2010 3 years ago 19 sec 4
perching on a branch Locality Doi Ang Khang, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp ramsayi )
Daniêl Jimenez 15 December 2010 3 years ago 44 sec 3.7
A bird in a tree, with a cicada in the beak. Locality Loxo Pass, Annam, Vietnam (ssp auricularis)
Josep del Hoyo 27 April 2008 5 years ago 34 sec 3.7
A bird in a bush, perched. Locality Mae Wong National Park, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp ramsayi)
Yoel Jimenez 24 November 2010 3 years ago 1 min 3.6
A bird calling from a tree Locality Ruili, Yunnan, China (Southern) (ssp franklinii)
Keith Blomerley 17 November 2007 6 years ago 24 sec 3.6
A bird perched on a branch and looking around Locality Sessni Camp, Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, India (ssp franklinii )
Ron Hoff 13 March 2008 6 years ago 34 sec 3.5
A male sitting in a bush
Locality Arunachal Pradesh, India (ssp franklinii)
Jan Wendeby 17 January 2008 27 weeks ago 3.8
Adult that was preening, Sessni, Eaglenest.
Locality Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Jorge de Leon Cardozo 29 December 2010 3 years ago 3.8
A lateral view.
Locality Sengor, Lhuntse District, Bhutan (ssp franklinii)
Ken Havard 24 April 2011 2 years ago 3.7
Adult at the top of a tree
Locality Doi Inthanon National Park, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp ramsayi)
Alain Fossé 22 February 2007 5 years ago 3.3
Bird perched high up in tree, calling.
Locality Tam Dao National Park, Vietnam (ssp franklinii)
Stijn_De_Win_Birding2Asia 1 January 2007 15 weeks ago 3