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Red-crowned Barbet

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Photo by cskhawPedu Lake, Kedah, Malaysia
Photo by cskhaw
Pedu Lake, Kedah, Malaysia
Psilopogon rafflesii

Megalaima rafflesii


[edit] Identification

25-27 cm. Adult has all green body with large black bill, red crown, blue throat, blue supercilium, black eye-stripe, small yellow neck-patch and small red patch on side of upper breast. Juvenile resembles adult but looks duller with less defined head pattern.

[edit] Distribution

Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand.

[edit] Taxonomy

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

[edit] Habitat

Moist lowland forests and plantations.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from

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