|In Kolkata, West Bengal, India.|
P. a. asiatica
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|Range of P. asiaticus|
Blue-throated Barbet (Psilopogon asiaticus) is a species of barbet.
Synonym: Cyanops davisoni; Megalaima asiatica.
A small, green bird with a blue head and throat. It has a red crown and lores, bordered in black, in between the black and red lores, there is a thin tan line. Its tail is green as well. Its beak his ivory (horn-coloured) and the upper mandible is tipped in blackish grey. Its undertail coverts are a bluish-grey. Its eyes are brown.
It is similar to other members of Psilopogon. It is closely related to Moustached Barbet (Psilopogon incognita), with recordings of mixed pairs between the two. It is also related to Golden-throated Barbet, P. franklinii and Black-browed Barbet, P. oorti.
It feeds on insects and fruit, like other members of its family.
It is native to Bangladesh; Bhutan; China; India; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Thailand; Vietnam.
- ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Megalaima asiaticus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- ^ a b c d e f "Blue-throated Barbet (Megalaima asiatica)". The Internet Bird Collection. Retrieved 31 July 2011.