Lineated barbet

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Lineated barbet
Lineated Barbet- on a Goolar fig (Ficus racemosa)- I IMG 5807.jpg
On a Goolar fig (Ficus racemosa) in Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Megalaimidae
Genus: Megalaima
Species: M. lineata
Binomial name
Megalaima lineata
(Vieillot, 1816)

The lineated barbet (Megalaima lineata) is a large barbet found in the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent, along the southern foothills of the Himalayas and also in parts of Bangladesh and West Bengal. Like other barbets it is a frugivore. In nests inside holes bored into tree trunks.