Yellow-fronted Barbets

Yellow-fronted Barbet (Megalaima flavifrons)
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The Yellow-fronted Barbet (Megalaima flavifrons) is an endemic resident breeder in Sri Lanka, where they are typically found in forests and other woodland, but may also visit large gardens.


Description

This is a medium-sized, plump barbet that averages 8 inches or 21 cm in length. It has a short neck, large head and short tail.

The plumage is mostly green, with a scaly appearance to the breast. The heavy bill is fringed by distinctive bristles. It has a blue face and throat, and a yellow crown and moustachial stripes.


Diet / Feeding

They primarily feed on fruits, but may also take the occasional insects.


Yellow-fronted Barbet (Megalaima flavifrons) Breeding / Nesting

They nest in tree holes The average clutch consists of 2 to 3 eggs.


Calls / Vocalizations

The call is a rolling kow-kow-kow-kow.

Yellow-fronted Barbet (Megalaima flavifrons)


Species Research by Sibylle Johnson



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