Golden-naped Barbets

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

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

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