Brown-throated Barbets

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The Brown-throated Barbets (Megalaima corvina) - also known as Javan Barbets or Javan Brown-throated Barbets - are endemic to the Indonesian island of Java (hence this species' common name); where they live in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist montanes in the western part of the island.


Diet / Feeding

Brown-throated Barbets primarily 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.


Alternate (Global) Names

Chinese: ???? ... Czech: Vousák hnedohrdlý, vousák hn?dohrdlý ... Danish: Brunstrubet Skægfugl ... Dutch: Bruinkeelbaardvogel, Bruinkeel-baardvogel ... Finnish: Ruskopääseppä ... French: Barbu corbin ... German: Braunkehl-Bartvogel ... Indonesian: Bututut, Maruku, Takur Bututut ... Italian: Barbetto golabruna, Barbuto golabruna ... Japanese: chanodogoshikidori ... Norwegian: Brunstrupeskjeggfugl ... Polish: pstroglów brazowogardly, pstrog?ów br?zowogard?y ... Russian: ?????????? ?????????? ... Slovak: barbet hnedohrdlý ... Spanish: Barbudo Corvino, Barbudo de Garganta Castaña ... Swedish: Brunstrupig barbett


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