Wild Birds

Black-banded Barbets (Megalaima javensis)

The Black-banded Barbets (Megalaima javensis) – also known as Kotorea Barbets – are endangered Asian Barbets that are endemic to Indonesia, where they occur on the islands of Java and Bali. They live in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist montanes. This species is threatened by habitat loss.

Alternate (Global) Names

Chinese: ???? … Czech: Vousák jávský … Danish: Sortbåndet Skægfugl … Dutch: Javaanse Baardvogel … German: Java Bartvogel, Javabartvogel … English: Black-banded Barbet, Black-banded Barbet, Javan Barbet, Koforea Barbet … Spanish: Barbudo de Java, Barbudo de Listas Negras … Finnish: Keltalakkiseppä … French: Barbu de Java … Indonesian: Takur Tulung-tumpuk, Tulung tumpuk … Italian: Barbetto bandanera, Barbuto di Giava … Japanese: shishigashiragoshikidori … Norwegian: Båndskjeggfugl … Polish: pstroglów obrozny, pstrog?ów obro?ny … Russian: ???????? ?????????? … Slovak: barbet obojkový … Swedish: Javabarbett

Diet / Feeding

The Black-banded 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 Information … Asian Barbet Species … Asian Barbet Photo Gallery


Gordon Ramel

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