Yellow-fronted Barbet

Yellow-fronted Barbet is an arboreal species of forests and other woodland, including large gardens, which eats mainly fruit and only rarely insects. It nests in a tree hole, laying 2-3 eggs.

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Original source: Megalaima_flavifrons_-Sinharaja_Forest_Reserve,_Sri_Lanka-8.jpg: Thimindu Goonatillake
Author: Megalaima_flavifrons_-Sinharaja_Forest_Reserve,_Sri_Lanka-8.jpg: Thimindu Goonatillake

The Yellow-fronted Barbet is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Yellow-fronted Barbet (Megalaima flavifrons) is an Asian barbet which is an endemic resident breeder in Sri Lanka. Barbets and toucans are a group of near passerine birds with a worldwide tropical distribution. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills. Yellow-fronted Barbet is an arboreal species of forests and other woodland, including large gardens, which eats mainly fruit and only rarely insects. It nests in a tree hole, laying 2-3 eggs. More

The Yellow-fronted Barbet is an endemic bird found in the well wooded area in the wet lowlands and mid hills of Sri Lanka. More info and images after the jump. This is the second largest Barbet found on the Island (the Brown-headed Barbet is the largest). It is unmistakeable with its yellow forehead and blue face. It frequents tall trees but descends to lower branches, especially when these are in fruit. More

Yellow-fronted Barbet feeds on numerous kinds of berries, wild figs, and cultivated fruits such as guavas and pawpaws-being rather a pest in orchards. It feeds its young mainly on fruit, but also on some animal food as W.W.A. Philips has published a photograph of one at its nest-hole with a gecko in its beak. The breeding season is from February to May, with a secondary season in August-September, but an occasional nest may be found at other times of the year. More

Yellow-fronted Barbet (Megalaima flavifrons) by Craig Robson from Sri Lanka XC19440 :: Yellow-fronted Barbet (Megalaima flavifrons) = Recording data Recordist Craig Robson Date ?-?-? Time ?:? Country Sri Lanka Location ? Longitude not specified Latitude More

* Yellow-fronted Barbet pair calling at dawn. Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka (Monotypic species) Steve Garvie 26 July 2009 19 weeks ago 4.5 * An adult feeding in the subcanopy. More

as the Yellow-fronted Barbet, Layard’s Parakeet and Ceylon Hanging-parrot will also join flocks, although they are not regular members who will traverse all day long with the flock. In temperate countries, mixed species feeding flocks are observed more during the winter when food is scarce. In the tropics they are observed all year long. Given the relative richness of tropical forests, the scarcity of food may not be the determining factor for flock formation. More

Yellow-fronted Barbet is found in the following countries: 1. Sri Lanka Site Developed & Maintained by Shah Jahan & Sajna A Iqbal Design By FSquares COPYRIGHT (C) TheBirdsISaw.COM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 2007. More

Yellow-fronted Barbet Megalaima flavifrons - Adult at nest hole Yellow-fronted Barbet Photographer : More

Parakeet, Ceylon Small Barbet, Yellow-Fronted Barbet, Ceylon Swallow, Forest Wagtail, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Gold-fronted Leafbird, Loten's & Purple-rumped Sunbird. Dinner and overnight stay in Sinharaja. line Day 5 SINHARAJA After breakfast full day excursion to Sinharaja World Heritage Wilderness Area. More

Our best views of Yellow-fronted Barbets was also at Hunas Falls where they shared the same fruiting tree as the Crimsons and were also boring nests in a tree in the middle of the golf course. More

Order : Piciformes
Family : Ramphastidae
Genus : Megalaima
Species : flavifrons
Authority : (Cuvier, 1816)