Red-vented barbet

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Red-vented barbet
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Megalaimidae
Genus: Psilopogon
P. lagrandieri
Binomial name
Psilopogon lagrandieri
(Verreaux, 1868)

Megalaima lagrandieri

The red-vented barbet (Psilopogon lagrandieri) is an Asian barbet native to Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, where it inhabits subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.[1]


Its plumage is green to bronze-coloured. Its head is brown with greyish patches on the throat and sides and a blue line above the eyes. It has a red patch below the tail. It is 29–34 cm (11–13 in) long.[2]


In the Lac Boc Forest of Lâm Đồng Province, Vietnam, it consumes the fruit of Ficus sp., Litsea cubeba, Campylospermum serratum, Cinnamomum sp. and Knema sp., flowers of Wrightia sp., numerous invertebrates and some vertebrates.[3]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2018). "Psilopogon lagrandieri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T22681594A130044154. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22681594A130044154.en. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. ^ Short, L. L.; Horne, J. F. M. (2014). "Red-vented Barbet (Psilopogon lagrandieri)". In del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D. A.; de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Vol. 7: Jacamars to Woodpeckers. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.
  3. ^ Trounov, Vitaly L.; Vasilieva, Anna B. (2014). "First record of the nesting biology of the red-vented barbet, Megalaima lagrandieri (Aves: Piciformes: Megalaimidae), an Indochinese endemic" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 62 (671–678). Retrieved 12 January 2021.