crimson-fronted barbet or Ceylon small barbet or small barbet (Megalaima rubricapillus) is an Asian barbet endemic to Sri Lanka. The Malabar barbet endemic to the Western Ghats of India used to be treated as a subspecies of this species. Barbets and toucans are a group of near passerine birds with a worldwide tropical distribution. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills.
This is a small barbet at 15 cm. It is a plump bird with a short neck, large head and short tail. The adult crimson-fronted barbet has a mainly green body and wing plumage, a blue band down the side of the head and neck, and a black crescent behind the eye.
- Birds of India by Grimmett, Inskipp and Inskipp, ISBN 0-691-04910-6
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