Flame-fronted Barbets

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.

Related Web Resources: Asian Barbet InformationAsian Barbet SpeciesAsian Barbet Photo Gallery

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