Red-crowned barbet

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Red-crowned barbet
Red-crowned Barbet ( Megalaima rafflesii ).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Megalaimidae
Genus: Psilopogon
Species: P. rafflesii
Binomial name
Psilopogon rafflesii
(Lesson, 1839)
Synonyms

Megalaima rafflesii

The red-crowned barbet (Psilopogon rafflesii) is a species of bird in the Megalaimidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and plantations. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Feeding habits[edit]

The prey of red-crowned barbet include land snails of the genus Amphidromus.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Psilopogon rafflesii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Wee J. (2006). "Red-crowned barbet feeding on snail". http://besgroup.talfrynature.com/2006/06/01/red-crowned-barbet-feeding-on-a-snail/. Accessed 9 May 2010.