Blue-throated Barbet Psilopogon asiaticus Scientific name definitions

Anand Krishnan
Version: 2.0 — Published April 21, 2023



Northeastern Pakistan in the Murree Hills (25, 26), east through Kashmir, Punjab, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Arunachal Pradesh (northeastern India), northern Myanmar, southwestern China, and North Vietnam. Across this range, it extends south to Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal (including Kolkata), Bangladesh (27), northeastern India, central and eastern Myanmar (28), southwestern Thailand, central Laos, and North Vietnam. It occurs between 450–1,700 m in Pakistan, 150–2,000 m (rarely up to 2,450 m) in India, 250–1,550 m in Nepal, 610–2,000 m in Myanmar, 600–1,800 m in Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, and 1,000–2,000 m in China (1). In parts of its range, particularly West Bengal, Bangladesh, and Assam, it occurs in the lowlands to near sea level. After breeding, birds at higher elevations move downslope to about 150–200 m in India and Bangladesh (1).

Historical Changes to the Distribution

Apparently expanding its range in Pakistan (1), but no other information.

Distribution of the Blue-throated Barbet - Range Map
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Blue-throated Barbet

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