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Megalaima faiostricta (Green-eared Barbet)

Wikipedia Abstract

The green-eared barbet (Megalaima faiostricta) is an Asian barbet. Barbets are a group of near passerine birds with a worldwide tropical distribution. They get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills.The green-eared barbet is a resident breeder in southern China, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. It is a species of broadleaf evergreen and mixed or open woodlands at up to 900 m altitude. It nests in a tree hole.This barbet is 24.5–27 cm in length.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.94816
EDGE Score: 1.93848


Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [1]  80 %
Diet - Invertibrates [1]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [1]  40 %
Forages - Understory [1]  40 %
Forages - Ground [1]  20 %
Clutch Size [2]  2


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Cardamom Mountains rain forests Cambodia, Thailand, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Central Indochina dry forests Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Chao Phraya lowland moist deciduous forests Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Jian Nan subtropical evergreen forests China Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Kayah-Karen montane rain forests Myanmar, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Luang Prabang montane rain forests Laos, Thailand, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Annamites rain forests Laos, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Indochina subtropical forests China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Khorat Plateau moist deciduous forests Laos, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Thailand-Laos moist deciduous forests Laos, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
South China-Vietnam subtropical evergreen forests China, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southeastern Indochina dry evergreen forests Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Southern Annamites montane rain forests Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Tenasserim-South Thailand semi-evergreen rain forests Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bach Ma National Park II 54733 Viet Nam
Bung Kroeng Kavia Non-hunting Area   Thailand      
Cat Tien National Park II 188942 Viet Nam
Chae Son National Park II 194441 Thailand
Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park II 14328 Thailand  
Doi Khun Tan National Park II 61680 Thailand  
Doi Luang National Park II 325736 Thailand  
Doi Pha Chang Wildlife Sanctuary IV 144177 Thailand  
Erawan National Park II 131204 Thailand
Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary IV 699629 Thailand  
Kaeng Krachan National Park II 753452 Thailand
Khao Ang Ru Nai Wildlife Sanctuary IV 248699 Thailand  
Khao Chamao-Khao Wong National Park II 20311 Thailand
Khao Khieo-Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary IV 36570 Thailand  
Khao Khitchakut National Park II 14722 Thailand
Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary IV 182353 Thailand  
Khao Yai National Park II 542694 Thailand
Lan Sang National Park II 26007 Thailand
Mae Wong National Park II 221459 Thailand
Nam Nao National Park II 240993 Thailand
Namtok Phlew National Park II 29909 Thailand  
Pang Sida National Park II 211956 Thailand
Phu Chong - Na Yoi National Park II 171322 Thailand
Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park II 75377 Thailand
Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary IV 391278 Thailand  
Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary IV 227671 Thailand  
Phu Phan National Park II 176082 Thailand
Phu Rua National Park II 29733 Thailand
Phu Wua Wildlife Sanctuary IV 46934 Thailand  
Pu Mat National Park IV 239739 Viet Nam  
Sai Thong National Park II 82313 Thailand
Sai Yok National Park II 235556 Thailand
Sakaerat Environmental Research Station Biosphere Reserve 19294 Thailand  
Salak Phra Wildlife Sanctuary IV 241622 Thailand  
Salawin National Park II 400497 Thailand
Sri Satchanalai National Park II 54041 Thailand
Thap Lan National Park II 550979 Thailand
Thung Salaeng Luang National Park II 315222 Thailand
Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary IV 918234 Thailand  
Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary IV 619152 Thailand  
Yod Dom Wildlife Sanctuary IV 59912 Thailand  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Ang Tropeang Thmor Cambodia A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Attapu Plain Laos A1, A3
Chhep Cambodia A1, A3, A4i
Dong Ampham Laos A2, A3
Dong Khanthung Laos A1, A3, A4i
Hin Namno Laos A1, A2, A3
Kirirom Cambodia A3
Mondulkiri / Kratie Lowlands Cambodia A1, A3, A4i
Nakai Plateau Laos A1, A3, A4i
Nakai-Nam Theun Laos A1, A2, A3
Nam Chat / Nam Pan Laos A1, A2, A3
Nam Xam Laos A1, A3
O Skach Cambodia A1, A4i
Phnom Bokor Cambodia A1, A2, A3
Phou Louey Laos A1, A3
Phou Xiang Thong Laos A1, A2, A3
Siphandon Laos A1, A2, A4i
Snoul / Keo Sema / O Reang Cambodia A1, A2, A3, A4i
Upper Xe Khaman Laos A1, A2, A3
Western Siem Pang Cambodia A1, A3, A4i

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No

Prey / Diet

Ficus altissima (false banyan)[3]
Ficus benjamina (weeping fig)[3]
Ficus geniculata[3]
Ficus glaberrima[3]
Ficus globosa[3]
Ficus kurzii[3]
Ficus superba (Sea Fig)[3]
Ficus thonningii (Chinese banyan)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alophoixus bres (Grey-cheeked Bulbul)2
Alophoixus finschii (Finsch's Bulbul)2
Alophoixus pallidus (Puff-throated Bulbul)7
Alophoixus phaeocephalus (Yellow-bellied Bulbul)2
Anorrhinus tickelli (Brown Hornbill)5
Anthracoceros albirostris (Oriental Pied Hornbill)5
Arborophila chloropus (Green-legged Partridge)2
Arctictis binturong (Binturong)2
Buceros bicornis (Great Hornbill)6
Callosciurus erythraeus (Pallas's squirrel)2
Callosciurus finlaysonii (Finlayson's squirrel)4
Calyptomena viridis (Green Broadbill)3
Chloropsis aurifrons (Golden-fronted Leafbird)3
Chloropsis cochinchinensis (Blue-winged Leafbird)6
Chloropsis cyanopogon (Lesser Green Leafbird)2
Chloropsis sonnerati (Greater Green Leafbird)2
Cynopterus sphinx (greater short-nosed fruit bat)2
Dicaeum agile (Thick-billed Flowerpecker)2
Dicaeum chrysorrheum (Yellow-vented Flowerpecker)2
Dicaeum trigonostigma (Orange-bellied Flowerpecker)2
Ducula badia (Mountain Imperial Pigeon)5
Ducula bicolor (Pied Imperial Pigeon)2
Elephas maximus (Asiatic Elephant)2
Eudynamys scolopaceus (Asian Koel)3
Garrulax leucolophus (White-crested Laughingthrush)4
Gracula religiosa (Hill Myna)7
Hylobates lar (white-handed gibbon)7
Iole olivacea (Buff-vented Bulbul)2
Iole propinqua (Grey-eyed Bulbul)7
Irena puella (Asian Fairy-bluebird)8
Ixos malaccensis (Streaked Bulbul)2
Lophura nycthemera (Silver Pheasant)2
Loriculus galgulus (Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot)2
Loriculus vernalis (Vernal Hanging Parrot)6
Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque)2
Macaca nemestrina (pigtail macaque)6
Megalaima australis (Blue-eared Barbet)8
Megalaima chrysopogon (Golden-whiskered Barbet)3
Megalaima haemacephala (Coppersmith Barbet)2
Megalaima lineata (Lineated Barbet)5
Megalaima mystacophanos (Red-throated Barbet)3
Megalaima rafflesii (Red-crowned Barbet)2
Muntiacus muntjak (Indian muntjac)2
Oriolus chinensis (Black-naped Oriole)2
Oriolus xanthornus (Black-hooded Oriole)2
Prionochilus percussus (Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker)2
Prionochilus thoracicus (Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker)2
Psittacula longicauda (Long-tailed Parakeet)2
Pteropus giganteus (Indian flying fox)2
Pycnonotus atriceps (Black-headed Bulbul)3
Pycnonotus brunneus (Asian Red-eyed Bulbul)2
Pycnonotus cyaniventris (Grey-bellied Bulbul)2
Pycnonotus erythropthalmos (Spectacled Bulbul)2
Pycnonotus eutilotus (Puff-backed Bulbul)2
Pycnonotus finlaysoni (Stripe-throated Bulbul)2
Pycnonotus goiavier (Yellow-vented Bulbul)2
Pycnonotus melanicterus (Black-crested Bulbul)8
Pycnonotus plumosus (Olive-winged Bulbul)2
Pycnonotus simplex (Cream-vented Bulbul)2
Ratufa bicolor (black giant squirrel)8
Rhinoplax vigil (Helmeted Hornbill)2
Rhyticeros undulatus (Wreathed Hornbill)3
Rusa unicolor (sambar)2
Tamiops rodolphii (Cambodian striped squirrel)3
Trachypithecus francoisi (François's leaf monkey)2
Treron capellei (Large Green Pigeon)3
Treron curvirostra (Thick-billed Green Pigeon)8
Treron vernans (Pink-necked Green Pigeon)2
Trichoglossus haematodus (Coconut Lorikeet)2
Zosterops palpebrosus (Oriental White-eye)3


Parasitized by 
Paronia bocki <Unverified Name>[4]

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
3"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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