Lineated Barbet

Scientific Name: Psilopogon lineatus
Malay Name: Takur Kutub Timur
Chinese Name: 斑头绿拟啄木鸟

Found from the Indian subcontinent to Southwest China, mainland Southeast Asia, Java and Bali.

Polytypic. Subspecies are: hodgsoni, lineatus.

Size: 27-28 cm

Adult has distinctive yellowish bill, broad yellow orbital skin, mostly brown head and breast with broad whitish streaks, green wings and tail. Juvenile looks similar to adult.

Habitat: Wooded area, forest edge, gardens and parks.

Behaviour/Ecology: Nest in excavated tree-hole 3-12 meters above ground.

Local Status: Uncommon introduced resident.

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Chinese/Japanese Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Hindhede Park, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Bidadari, Jurong ECO Garden and other suitable wooded areas.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Lineated Barbet)

BirdLife International. (2016). Psilopogon lineatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Accessed on 19 December 2021

Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.