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Brown-headed Barbet

Psilopogon zeylanicus (Gmelin, JF, 1788)

The Brown-headed barbet is an Asian barbet species native to the Indian subcontinent, where it inhabits tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests. It is widespread, with its range stretching from the Terai in southern Nepal in the north to Sri Lanka in the south, encompassing most of peninsular India, and listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. It is an arboreal species of gardens and wooded country which eats fruit and insects. It is fairly tolerant of humans and often seen in city parks. It nests in a tree hole, laying 2-4 eggs. It forages on mangoes, ripe jackfruit, papaya, banana, figs and similar cultivated fruit trees. Its habitat includes urban and country gardens; it tends to eschew heavy forest. It nests in a suitable hole in a tree that it will often excavate. Both sexes incubate the eggs and often communicate with each other using their Kura, kura calls. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Piciformes
Family:
  Ramphastidae
Genus:
   Psilopogon
Scientific:
  Psilopogon zeylanicus


Original description

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF, 1788)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. p.408

Protonym:
  Bucco Zeylanicus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2897008


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  15471F216F83ABBF

Avibase ID:
  avibase-15471F21

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/15471F21


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554171

Geographic range:

  • Psilopogon zeylanicus zeylanicus: S India (Kerala and s Tamil Nandu) and Sri Lanka
  • Psilopogon zeylanicus inornatus: W-central and sw India (Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka)
  • Psilopogon zeylanicus caniceps: SW Nepal and n India
English:
Brown-headed Barbet
Catalan:
Barbut verd de l'Índia
Czech:
vousák hnědohlavý
Danish:
Brunhovedet Skægfugl
German:
Braunkopf-Bartvogel
Spanish:
Barbudo Cabecipardo
Spanish (Spain):
Barbudo Cabecipardo
Finnish:
rusohuppuseppä
French:
Barbu à tête brune
Croatian:
indijski barbet
Italian:
Barbetto testabruna
Japanese (romaji):
midorioogoshikidori
Japanese:
ミドリオオゴシキドリ
Lithuanian:
Šrilankinė megalaima
Dutch:
Bruinkopbaardvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Brunhovudskjeggfugl
Norwegian:
Brunhodeskjeggfugl
Polish:
pstrogłów nakrapiany
Portuguese:
barbichas-de-cabeça-castanha
Russian:
Буроголовый бородастик
Slovak:
barbet červenozobý
Swedish:
brunhuvad barbett
Ukrainian:
Бородастик цейлонський
Chinese:
褐头绿拟啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
斑頭綠擬啄木


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Barbu à tête brune ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Barbu à tête brune ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Green Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica)
Clements, version 2021:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Green Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Oriental Green Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Oriental Green Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Green Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Megalaima zeylanica
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Megalaima zeylanica) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Brown-headed Barbet ( Psilopogon zeylanicus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Megalaima zeylanica [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Megalaima zeylanica [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Psilopogon [zeylanicus or lineatus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Bengali: িময়চযভাথা ফ঳েমফৌচয
Bengali (transliteration): khaẏērimāthā basantabauri
Catalan: Barbut verd de l'Índia
Czech: Vousák hnedohlavý, vousák hnědohlavý
Danish: Brunhovedet Skægfugl
German: Braunkopf-Bartvogel
English: Brown headed Barbet, Brown-headed Barbet, Green Barbet, Large Green Barbet, Oriental Green Barbet
English, HBW: Brown-headed Barbet
English (India): Brown-headed Barbet (Large Green Barbet)
English (IOC): Brown-headed Barbet
English (United States): Brown-headed Barbet
Esperanto: Brunkapa barbulo
Spanish: Barbudo Cabecipardo, Barbudo Verde Oriental
Spanish (Spain): Barbudo Cabecipardo
Spanish (HBW): Brown-headed Barbet
Estonian: prill-habelind
Finnish: Rusohuppuseppä
French: Barbu à tête brune
Croatian: indijski barbet
Italian: Barbetto testabruna, Barbuto verde orientale
Japanese (romaji): midorioogoshikidori
Japanese: ミドリオオゴシキドリ
Scientific: Bucco Zeylanicus, Magalaima zeylanica, Megalaima zeylanica, Megalaima zeylanica zeylanica, Psilopogon zeylanicus, Psilopogon zeylanicus zeylanicus
Lithuanian: Šrilankinė megalaima
Malayalam: ചെങ്കണ്ണൻ കുട്ടുറുവൻ, സിലോണ്‍  കുട്ടുറുവന്‍ 
Marathi: मोठा कुटूरगा
Nepali: कुमछिर्के कुथुर्के
Dutch: Bruinkopbaardvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Brunhovudskjeggfugl
Norwegian: Brunhodeskjeggfugl
Polish: pstroglów nakrapiany, pstrogłów nakrapiany
Portuguese: barbichas-de-cabeça-castanha
Portuguese (Portugal): barbudo-de-cabeça-castanha
Russian: Буроголовый бородастик, Цейлонский бородастик
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Polos Kottoruwa
Slovak: barbet cervenozobý, barbet červenozobý
Swedish: Brunhuvad barbett
Tamil: Kattu Pachai Kukkuruvaan
Turkish: Kahverengi başlı barbet
Ukrainian: Бородастик цейлонський
Chinese: (斑头)绿拟啄木鸟, 斑头绿拟啄木, 斑头绿拟啄木鸟, 绿拟啄木鸟, 绿拟鴷, 褐头绿拟啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 斑頭綠擬啄木

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