White-cheeked Barbet Psilopogon viridis Scientific name definitions

Anand Krishnan
Version: 2.0 — Published January 29, 2021

Conservation and Management

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Common and widespread throughout its range (Least Concern). An adaptable species (2), known to occur in human-modified habitats such as cities, plantations and gardens, and therefore not likely to be of conservation concern. Known also from protected areas such as Parambikulam (19) and Purna Wildlife Sanctuaries (20), and many others across the Western Ghats, and also Toranmal forest, Maharashtra (9). Listed as "Low Concern" by the State of India's Birds report (21).

Effects of Human Activity

Human activities such as plantation of fruit trees have likely benefited this species, and enabled it to expand its range (1, 2).


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Recommended Citation

Krishnan, A. (2021). White-cheeked Barbet (Psilopogon viridis), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (T. S. Schulenberg and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.whcbar1.02