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 5 years ago 34 sec 3.5
A male sitting in a bush
Locality Arunachal Pradesh, India (ssp franklinii)
Jan Wendeby 17 January 2008 5 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 2 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 4 years ago 3.3