Blue-throated Barbet Psilopogon asiaticus Scientific name definitions

Anand Krishnan
Version: 2.0 — Published April 21, 2023



This species occurs mostly in montane or hill evergreen and deciduous forest, but is also found at forest edges and in secondary forest. It also commonly occurs in teak forests, gardens, orchards, and even in cities where suitable fruiting trees are present (29, 1). In Buxa, West Bengal, India, this species occurs at highest densities in riparian forest, followed by mixed plantation/forest, semi-evergreen forest, and village edge forest, respectively (30). It tends to occur only infrequently in oil palm plantations (31), tending to be most common in mature or late successional forests (32). By and large, however, it is adaptable to logged forest and human habitations, particularly where fruiting trees remain (1, 33).

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