S. Müller, 1836
The fire-tufted barbet (Psilopogon pyrolophus) is a species of bird in the Asian barbet family Megalaimidae. It was once placed in the same family as the toucan before being moved to the Asian barbets.
The moderately large bird(28 cm), the adult birds are overall green in appearance and have a brownish-maroon nape, grey lores, white band on the forehead, throat green, followed by a bright yellow band before a black band, appearing like a necklace separates the belly. The bill is fawn colored with a black vertical band. Tufts of feathers at the base of beak. Upper tufts fiery orange in males.
This species is locally common and sighted in pairs or in small groups, often in emergent canopy or at mid-canopy near forest edges. Like other barbets, they use tree cavities to nest. They are primarily frugivores. Their call is very similar to cicadas 
This species is known to have a large range and though the population appears to be decreasing, it has been classified as Least Concern under IUCN Red List criteria. The primary threat to this species appears to be illegal capture and trade as a pet 
- BirdLife International (2012). "Psilopogon pyrolophus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Robson, C. (2000). A guide to the birds of Southeast Asia: Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Princeton University Press.
- BirdLife International. 2012. Psilopogon pyrolophus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T22681588A40589628. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T22681588A40589628.en.
- Chris Shepard. 2006. The bird trade in Medan, north Sumatra: an overview. BirdingASIA.5(2006):16-24.
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