Red-throated barbet

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Red-throated barbet
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Red-throated barbet in Taiping, Malaysia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Megalaimidae
Genus: Psilopogon
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.


The red-throated barbet male is mainly green with a red crown, throat, and spot below the 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 facial coloration, but is otherwise similar. Juveniles resemble females.[2] Adults measure 22.7–24.2 cm (8.9–9.5 in) in length and weigh 60–95 g (2.1–3.4 oz).


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Psilopogon mystacophanos". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22681619A92914267. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22681619A92914267.en. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  2. ^ Short, L.L.; J. F. M. Horne (2020). "Red-throated Barbet (Psilopogon mystacophanos)". In del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D. A.; de Juana, E. (eds.). Birds of the World. doi:10.2173/bow.retbar1.01. S2CID 216457137.