Flame-fronted Barbets

Flame-fronted Barbet (Megalaima armillaris)
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The Flame-fronted Barbets (Megalaima armillaris) - also known as Blue-crowned Barbets or Orange-fronted Barbets - are Asian Barbets that are endemic to Indonesia, where they live in subtropical or tropical moist lowland and montane forests.


Subspecies and Ranges

  • Megalaima armillaris armillaris (Temminck, 1821) - Nominate Form
    • Found on the island of Java (Indonesia).

  • Megalaima armillaris baliensis (Rensch, 1928)
    • Found on the island of Bali (Indonesia).

Alternate (Global) Names

Chinese: ???? ... Czech: vousák plameno?elý, Vousák Temminckuv ... Danish: Blåkronet Skægfugl ... Dutch: Blauwkapbaardvogel, Blauwkap-baardvogel ... German: Temminck Bartvogel, Temminckbartvogel, Temminck-Bartvogel ... Finnish: Kultasepelseppä ... French: Barbu souci-col ... Indonesian: Cangkarang, Takur tohtor, Tohtor ... Italian: Barbetto fronteflammea, Barbuto corona azzurra ... Japanese: zuaogoshikidori ... Norwegian: Armillaskjeggfugl ... Polish: pstroglów okularowy, pstrog?ów okularowy ... Russian: ???????????? ?????????? ... Slovak: barbet ohnivocelý, barbet ohnivo?elý ... Spanish: Barbudo Coroniazul, Barbudo de Corona Azul ... Swedish: Flampannad barbett


Flame-fronted Barbet (Megalaima armillaris) Diet / Feeding

Flame-fronted 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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