White-cheeked barbet

White-cheeked barbet

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Psilopogon viridis

The white-cheeked barbet or small green barbet is a species of Asian barbet found in southern India. It is very similar to the more widespread brown-headed barbet, but this species has a distinctive supercilium and a broad white cheek stripe below the eye and is found in the forest areas of the Western Ghats, parts of the Eastern Ghats and adjoining hills. The brown-headed barbet has an orange eye-ring but the calls are very similar and the two species occur together in some of the drier forests to the east of the Western Ghats. Like all other Asian barbets, they are mainly frugivorous, and use their bills to excavate nest cavities in trees.

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White-cheeked barbet habitat map

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References

1. White-cheeked barbet Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-cheeked_barbet
2. White-cheeked barbet on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22681603/92913200
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/659326

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