Golden-naped Barbets

The Golden-naped Barbet (Megalaima pulcherrima)
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The Golden-naped Barbets (Megalaima pulcherrima) - also known as Golden-rumped Barbets or Kinabalu Barbets - are Asian Barbets that occur naturally in the forested mountains of northern Borneo (large island located north of Java, Indonesia) - from Kinabalu and Trus Madi south to Mulu and Murud.

They are quite common in the Kinabalu Park.

Golden-naped Barbet (Megalaima pulcherrima)

Golden-naped Barbet (Megalaima pulcherrima) Diet / Feeding

Golden-naped 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

These barbets generally nest in tree cavities and females generally lay 2 to 4 eggs, which are incubated for 13 to 15 days.

Calls / Vocalizations / Sounds

Sound Recordings

Alternate (Global) Names

Chinese: ???? ... Czech: Vousák nádherný, vousák zlatošijný ... Danish: Gulnakket Skægfugl ... Dutch: Goudnekbaardvogel, Goudnek-baardvogel ... Finnish: Sininaamioseppä ... French: Barbu élégant ... German: Prachtbartvogel, Pracht-Bartvogel ... Indonesian: Takur Tengkuk-emas ... Italian: Barbetto nucadorata, Barbuto nucadorata ... Japanese: kierigoshikidori ... Norwegian: Gullnakkeskjeggfugl ... Polish: pstroglów zlotokarkowy, pstrog?ów z?otokarkowy ... Russian: ????????? ?????????? ... Slovak: barbet modrohrdlýSpanish: Barbudo de Cuello Dorado, Barbudo Elegante ... Swedish: Guldnackad barbett


Golden-naped Barbets (Megalaima pulcherrima)


Species Research by Sibylle Johnson


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