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 8 April 2020)
  • 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 (汉语) 火簇拟鴷
Czech (Cesky) vousák pruhozobý
Danish (Dansk) Ildskægget Skægfugl
Dutch (Nederlands) Vuurpluimbaardvogel
Finnish (Suomi) kaskasseppä
French (Français) Barbu à collier
German (Deutsch) Rotbüschel-Bartvogel
Italian (Italiano) Barbuto ciufforosso
Japanese (日本語) アカフサゴシキドリ [akafusagoshikidori]
Norwegian (Norsk) Rødbustskjeggfugl
Polish (Polski) zaroczub
Russian (русский язык) Красночубый бородастик
Spanish (Español) Barbudo Picofuego
Swedish (Svenska) Eldtofsbarbett
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