Fire-tufted Barbet

About the Fire-tufted Barbet

The Fire-tufted Barbet is a species of barbet found in Indonesia and Malaysia. They have a pretty green plumage with deep green backs and pretty lime green breasts. Males, like our Birdorable version here, have a tuft of red feathers above the beak.

Fire-tufted Barbets feed on figs and other fruits, as well as insects. They are resident birds in their range (non-migratory) and remain relatively sendentary throughout their lifespan.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 07 December 2015
Scientific Name
Psilopogon pyrolophus
  • Piciformes
  • Megalaimidae
  • Psilopogon
  • P. pyrolophus
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 1 December 2018)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
11 to 11.4 inches
3.7 to 5.2 ounces

International Names

Chinese 火簇拟鴷
Czech vousák pruhozobý
Danish Ildskægget Skægfugl
Dutch Vuurpluimbaardvogel
Finnish kaskasseppä
French Barbu à collier
German Rotbüschel-Bartvogel
Italian Barbuto ciufforosso
Japanese アカフサゴシキドリ [akafusagoshikidori]
Norwegian Rødbustskjeggfugl
Polish zaroczub
Russian Красночубый бородастик
Spanish Barbudo Picofuego
Swedish Eldtofsbarbett
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