Black-banded Barbets (Megalaima javensis)

Black-banded Barbets
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The Black-banded Barbets (Megalaima javensis) - also known as Kotorea Barbets - are endangered Asian Barbets that are endemic to Indonesia, where they occur on the islands of Java and Bali.. They live in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist montanes. This species is threatened by habitat loss.

Alternate (Global) Names

Chinese: ???? ... Czech: Vousák jávský ... Danish: Sortbåndet Skægfugl ... Dutch: Javaanse Baardvogel ... German: Java Bartvogel, Javabartvogel ... English: Black banded Barbet, Black-banded Barbet, Javan Barbet, Koforea Barbet ... Spanish: Barbudo de Java, Barbudo de Listas Negras ... Finnish: Keltalakkiseppä ... French: Barbu de Java ... Indonesian: Takur Tulung-tumpuk, Tulung tumpuk ... Italian: Barbetto bandanera, Barbuto di Giava ... Japanese: shishigashiragoshikidori ... Norwegian: Båndskjeggfugl ... Polish: pstroglów obrozny, pstrog?ów obro?ny ... Russian: ???????? ?????????? ... Slovak: barbet obojkový ... Swedish: Javabarbett

Diet / Feeding

The Black-banded Barbets mostly feed on fruits, but will also eat a wide range of insects, such as ants, cicadas, dragonflies, crickets, locusts, beetles, moths and mantids.

Breeding / Nesting

They nest in tree holes and hens usually lay 2 to 4 eggs, which are incubated for 13 to 15 days.

Additional Resources

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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