Barbets (Capitonidae)

White-cheeked Barbet (Megalaima viridis) - HBW 7, p. 203

French: Barbu vert German: Grünbartvogel Spanish: Barbudo Cariblanco
Other common names: Brown-headed Barbet(!), (Indian) Little/Small Green Barbet

Taxonomy: Bucco viridis Boddaert, 1783, Mahé, India.
Possibly related, though not very closely, to M. zeylanica and M. lineata, also to M. faiostricta, and other streaky Megalaima. Monotypic.

Distribution: WC & SW India, from SW Madhya Pradesh (R Narbada) S to Palni, Nilgiri Hills, Bangalore area and W Tamil Nadu.