Black-browed barbet

In some parts of Malaysia, they are believed to be the messengers of the gods

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A colorful and charismatic bird species native to Southeast Asia’s lush and diverse rainforests. As the name suggests, it boasts a distinctive black stripe across its forehead, giving it a distinguishing feature. Its plumage is a vibrant combination of green, yellow, and black, making it an eye-catching sight amidst the foliage of its habitat. These birds are typically found in lowland rainforests and wooded areas, where their bright colors and distinctive calls make them a delightful presence.

The Black-browed Barbet is primarily a frugivore, which primarily feeds on fruits. Its diet also includes a variety of insects, making it an omnivore with a diverse range of food sources. This diet plays a crucial role in seed dispersal, aiding in the growth and sustainability of the forests it inhabits.


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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic / Monomorphic (size)

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No