Blue-throated Barbet Psilopogon asiaticus Scientific name definitions

Anand Krishnan
Version: 2.0 — Published April 21, 2023

Movements and Migration


The Blue-throated Barbet is mostly resident throughout its range. Birds breeding at higher altitudes in India and Bangladesh may move downslope to the lowlands in winter (1). It apparently shows some variation in seasonal abundance, but is typically recorded throughout the year in Himachal Pradesh, India (34), likely in lower-altitude hill forests, as is the case in neighboring Uttarakhand (AK).

Dispersal and Site Fidelity

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