This barbet has its front/forehead yellow and also a yellow malar stripe, blue face and throat, scaled appearance to breast, and dark legs and feet.  Sexes alike.  Mainly a bird of the hills up to about 2000 metres, but found in many parts of the low-country wet zone and in some dry zone districts to the east of the mountains.  More partial to heavy forests but by no means confined to it often coming in to well-wooded gardens