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Photo by James Eaton
Carita, West Java, Indonesia, July 2006
Psilopogon javensis


26 cm (10¼ in)

  • Yellow crown
  • Black bill
  • Green over-all plumage
  • Black, blue and red head markings
  • Black lores
  • Black eyestripe


Indonesia: found in the lowlands of Java and Bali.


This is a monotypic species[1].
Sometimes placed in the genus Megalaima.


Open wooded areas and hill forests. May be found at heights up to 1,500 m.



There is not much information recorded, but they are thought to eat both figs and insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BirdLife International
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved September 2015)

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