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
VideosSee all 12 videos
A bird calling quietly from a tree Locality Ruili, Yunnan, China (Southern) (ssp franklinii)
Keith Blomerley 17 November 2007 5 years ago 25 sec 3.3
An adult near a tree hole Locality Doi Inthanon National Park, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp ramsayi)
Brooke Clibbon 4 January 2005 7 years ago 36 sec 3.3
A bird in a tree feeding on fruits Locality Fraser's Hill, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia (ssp ramsayi)
Tom Tarrant 31 August 1997 9 years ago 25 sec 3.3
A bird perched in a bush. Locality Mae Wong National Park, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp ramsayi)
Yoel Jimenez 24 November 2010 2 years ago 8 sec 3
one feeding in fruiting tree, displaced by a second Locality Chong Yen, Mae Wong National Park, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp ramsayi)
Martin Kennewell 12 February 2012 1 year ago 15 sec 2.8
A bird feeding on fruits in a tree Locality Fraser's Hill, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia (ssp ramsayi)
Tom Tarrant 31 August 1997 9 years ago 23 sec 2.2
A lateral view.
Locality Sengor, Lhuntse District, Bhutan (ssp franklinii)
Ken Havard 24 April 2011 1 year ago 3.6
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
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