Great barbet (Psilopogon virens) – 158

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Great barbet (Psilopogon virens) – 158

They are the largest of all barbet species, The name "Barbet" is derived from the French word "barbe", which means "beard," and in this context refers to the bristles which fringe their heavy bills. They are also known as great Himalayan Barbet. Found in the North-West Himalayas in northeastern Pakistan – from Murree and Mussoorie, Kashmir, Garhwal to western Nepal and Sikkim.
They are typically found in broadleaf evergreen forests; usually seen alone or in pairs, except after having raised young in which case fledglings may accompany them.

Great Barbets mostly feed on fruits, flowers, buds and seeds, but will also eat a wide range of insects, including moths, mantis, ants, cicadas, dragonflies, crickets, locusts and beetles.

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