Red-throated barbet

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Red-throated barbet
Megalaima mystacophanos.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Megalaimidae
Genus: Psilopogon
Species: P. mystacophanos
Binomial name
Psilopogon mystacophanos
(Temminck, 1824)

Megalaima mystacophanos

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


This bird measures 22.7-24.2 cm (8.9-9.5 inches) in length. It weighs 60-95 grams (2.1-3.4 ounces).

The male is mainly green. He has a red crown, throat, and spot below throat. He also has a black spot above each eye and a yellow crown patch. There is also some blue near his eyes and on the lower part of his throat. The female lacks most of the male's face coloration, but otherwise similar. Juveniles resemble females.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Psilopogon mystacophanos". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Red-throated Barbet (Psilopogon mystacophanos)". Retrieved 2018-05-19.