Native Animals

Psilopogon oorti

Black-browed Barbet
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Peninsular Malaysia & Southeast Asia ver 3.1, 2016
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SSN 52408
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Psilopogon oorti or locally known as takur kening hitam in Malay or black-browed barbet in English is a small barbet which can grow up to 20 cm and can be identified by observing its head. The black-browed barbet has broad black supercilium and malar stripe, pale yellow crown, red hind crown and its ears hidden. It has bright yellow throat together with red patch on the sides of its neck and blue upper breast. It also has pale greenish orbital skin and blackish, short and stubby bill. 

The range of distribution for this barbet is discontinuously in Oriental region, which coverings part of Southern China, Indochina, Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra. Black-browed barbet is only found near montane area, which is between 600 and 1800 m elevations. It is solitary but will gather in small groups in fruiting trees (Jeyarajasingam & Pearson, 2012). 

Habits

  Part Habit
 
Terrestrial   —   An animal that lives on/near the ground or a plant that grows on/in/from land

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Suitable Unknown
2
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest
Suitable Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2016 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
Peninsular Malaysia & Southeast Asia
3.1
2014 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1

Location

by State Location
  • Negeri Sembilan 1
  • Pahang 4
  • Selangor 1
  • Terengganu 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

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References

Unpublish
  1. Checklist of Biodiversity of Setiu (2019)

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Ahmad Amir Firdaus Bin Mad Apandi, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Mohd Rosmadi Hassan, Rosli Omar & uzair ar

Species Citation :- Psilopogon oorti. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/52408. [Retrieved 11 August 2022].

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