Blue-throated Barbet Psilopogon asiaticus Scientific name definitions

Anand Krishnan
Version: 2.0 — Published April 21, 2023

Demography and Populations


Although common across its range, there is little information known on the population biology of the Blue-throated Barbet. This page summarizes the little that is known.

Measures of Breeding Activity

Information needed.

Life Span and Survivorship

Information needed.

Disease and Body Parasites

The bird lice Colpocephalum fregili, Myrsidea insolita, and Philopterus sp. are known from this species in Nepal (46).

The haematozoa blood parasites Haemoproteus bilobata, H. cornuata, H. thereicerycis, and H. xantholaemae are known in this species (47, 48).

The parasitic nematode Dispharynx nasuta has been reported from this species (49).

Causes of Mortality

Information needed.

Population Spatial Metrics

Information needed.

Population Status


No quantitative data, but a generally common species throughout its range (1). The global population size has not been quantified (50). Probably the commonest barbet (and one of the commonest birds) in northeast India (AK). Martens and Eck (51) reported 2.5 singing birds per km in Nepal.


Information needed, but the global population is suspected to be stable (50).

Population Regulation

Information needed.

Recommended Citation

Krishnan, A. (2023). Blue-throated Barbet (Psilopogon asiaticus), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (N. D. Sly, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.bltbar2.02