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The Black-browed Barbet or Müller's barbet (Psilopogon oorti) is a bird belonging to the Asian barbet family, Megalaimidae.
It inhabits tropical and subtropical forests. It forages in the upper and middle levels of the canopy. It excavates a nest hole in a tree but little else is known about its breeding habits.
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It is 20-23.5 cm long. The plumage is mostly green apart from the head which is patterned with blue, yellow and red. There is a black stripe above the eye. The bill is black and the feet are grey-green.
It has a scattered distribution in south-eastern Asia. It occurs in Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula. The Indochinese barbet was formerly considered a subspecies.
Three further subspecies of Black-browed Barbet are now commonly treated as two separate species: