Red-crowned barbet

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

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.


The red-crowned barbet is medium-large, at 24.5-27 cm (9.6-10.6 in) in length and 99-150 grams (3.5-5.3 ounces) in weight. It is primarily green, with a red crown and spots below the eyes, black and yellow face, and a blue throat and eyebrow. Females resemble males, but are duller.[2]

Feeding habits[edit]

The prey of red-crowned barbet include land snails of the genus Amphidromus.[3]


  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. ^ "Red-crowned Barbet (Psilopogon rafflesii)". Retrieved 2018-05-19.
  3. ^ Wee J. (2006). "Red-crowned barbet feeding on snail". "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2010-05-09.. Accessed 9 May 2010.