Great Barbet (Megalaima virens) - HBW 7, p. 199
French: Barbu géant
Spanish: Barbudo Grande
Other common names: Giant Barbet, Giant/Great Hill Barbet, Great Himalayan/Himalayan Great Barbet
Taxonomy: Bucco virens Boddaert, 1783, China.
Related to M. lagrandieri, but not very closely. Races weakly to moderately marked; Indochinese birds, described as race indochinensis, now considered indistinguishable from nominate; birds of Mishmi Hills (NE Assam) formerly recognized as race mayri, but inseparable from clamator. Four subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- marshallorum (Swinhoe, 1870) - NE Pakistan and NW India E to W Nepal.
- magnifica Stuart Baker, 1926 - E Nepal E to C Assam.
- clamator Mayr, 1941 - NE Assam, N Myanmar, SW China (W Yunnan) and NW Thailand.
- virens (Boddaert, 1783) - C Myanmar and SE China S to NC Thailand and N Vietnam.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 10 videos
- 4 An adult parti... Nepal, Feb 2009 Greg Baker
- 4 Male perched, ... Nepal, Mar 2009 Greg Baker
- 3.7 calling in can... India, Apr 2012 Martin Kennewell
- 3.5 A bird in a tr... Thailand, Dec 2010 Yoel Jimenez
- 3 ventral view i... India, Apr 2012 Martin Kennewell
- 2.8 Adult partiall... Nepal, Feb 2009 Greg Baker
PhotosSee all 9 photos
- 4 Climb many sta... India, Dec 2011 Lee Hunter
- 3.8 Adult viewed f... India, Apr 2012 Allan Hopkins
- 3.3 Great Barbet n... India, Apr 2012 Gukelberger
- 3.2 Seen in high a... India, Jun 2009 jugal Tiwari
- 3 a bird standin... China (Nor..., Jan 2009 Zhou Huaming
- 2.9 A male perched... India, Jun 2010 Carmelo López
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Clear duetting song Locality Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand
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Alarm call Locality Lava, Darjeeling District, West Bengal, India
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call Locality Lava, Darjeeling District, West Bengal, India
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