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Barbets
The main feature of many barbets is the relentless persistence of their calls, so much so that after a while, an observer no longer notices them, The heads are turned whilst calling, and the bills remain closed, giving a ventriloquial effect of varying volume.

Barbets are storky birds with heavy bills and short tails, and they are poor flyers, flying only short distances on audibly whirring wings. Most are predominantly green but with a startling array of gaudy colours in the head region, which are diagnostic when visible, but this is unusual as the birds are generally hidden in the canopy. (Derek Holmes & Stephen Nash, The Birds of Sumatra and Kalimantan, 1990)

Photographed Species (* denotes Bornean Endemic)
Family Megalaimidae (Barbets)
(Calorhamphus fuliginosus tertius) Brown Barbet
(Megalaima australis) Blue-eared Barbet
(Megalaima chrysopogon) Gold-whiskered Barbet
*(Megalaima exima exima) *Bornean Barbet
(Megalaima henricii) Yellow-crowned Barbet
*Megalaima monticola *Mountain Barbet
(Megalaima mystacophanos) Red-throated Barbet
*(Megalaima pulcherrima) *Golden-naped Barbet
(Megalaima rafflesii) Red-crowned Barbet

Family Indicatoridae (Honeyguide)
(Indicator archipelagicus) Malaysian Honeyguide

The photo collection here represents a complete record of all species of barbet in Borneo.
(Calorhamphus fuliginosus tertius) Brown Barbet
(Calorhamphus fuliginosus tertius)
Brown Barbet
(Calorhamphus fuliginosus tertius) Brown Barbet
(Calorhamphus fuliginosus tertius)
Brown Barbet
(Calorhamphus fuliginosus tertius) Brown Barbet
(Calorhamphus fuliginosus tertius)
Brown Barbet
(Megalaima australis)Blue-eared Barbet
(Megalaima australis)
Blue-eared Barbet
(Megalaima australis)Blue-eared Barbet
(Megalaima australis)
Blue-eared Barbet
(Megalaima australis)Blue-eared Barbet
(Megalaima australis)
Blue-eared Barbet
(Megalaima chrysopogon)Gold-whiskered Barbet
(Megalaima chrysopogon)
Gold-whiskered Barbet
(Megalaima chrysopogon)Gold-whiskered Barbet
(Megalaima chrysopogon)
Gold-whiskered Barbet
(Megalaima exima exima)*Bornean Barbet
(Megalaima exima exima)
*Bornean Barbet
(Megalaima exima exima)*Bornean Barbet - Immature
(Megalaima exima exima)
*Bornean Barbet - Immature
(Megalaima exima exima)*Bornean Barbet
(Megalaima exima exima)
*Bornean Barbet
(Megalaima exima exima)*Bornean Barbet - Immature
(Megalaima exima exima)
*Bornean Barbet - Immature
(Megalaima henricii) Yellow-crowned Barbet
(Megalaima henricii)
Yellow-crowned Barbet
(Megalaima henricii) Yellow-crowned Barbet
(Megalaima henricii)
Yellow-crowned Barbet
Megalaima monticola   Mountain Barbet
Megalaima monticola
Mountain Barbet
Megalaima monticola   Mountain Barbet
Megalaima monticola
Mountain Barbet
Megalaima monticola   Mountain Barbet
Megalaima monticola
Mountain Barbet
(Megalaima mystacophanos) Red-throated Barbet ♀
(Megalaima mystacophanos)
Red-throated Barbet ♀
(Megalaima mystacophanos)Red-throated Barbet ♂
(Megalaima mystacophanos)
Red-throated Barbet ♂
(Megalaima mystacophanos)Red-throated Barbet ♂
(Megalaima mystacophanos)
Red-throated Barbet ♂
(Megalaima mystacophanos)Red-throated Barbet ♂
(Megalaima mystacophanos)
Red-throated Barbet ♂
(Megalaima mystacophanos)Red-throated Barbet ♂
(Megalaima mystacophanos)
Red-throated Barbet ♂
(Megalaima mystacophanos)Red-throated Barbet ♀
(Megalaima mystacophanos)
Red-throated Barbet ♀
(Megalaima pulcherrima)*Golden-naped Barbet
(Megalaima pulcherrima)
*Golden-naped Barbet
(Megalaima pulcherrima)*Golden-naped Barbet
(Megalaima pulcherrima)
*Golden-naped Barbet
(Megalaima pulcherrima)*Golden-naped Barbet
(Megalaima pulcherrima)
*Golden-naped Barbet
(Megalaima pulcherrima)*Golden-naped Barbet
(Megalaima pulcherrima)
*Golden-naped Barbet
(Megalaima pulcherrima)*Golden-naped Barbet
(Megalaima pulcherrima)
*Golden-naped Barbet
(Megalaima rafflesii) Red-crowned Barbet
(Megalaima rafflesii)
Red-crowned Barbet
(Indicator archipelagicus) Malaysian Honeyguide ♂
(Indicator archipelagicus)
Malaysian Honeyguide ♂