Red-crowned Barbet

The prey of Red-crowned Barbet include land snails of the genus Amphidromus.

The Red-crowned Barbet is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Red-crowned Barbet feeding on a snail - Posted by admin on 1 June 06, Thursday Contributed by Johnny Wee, Wang Luan Keng & Leong Tzi Ming Barbets are stout birds with a prominent bill and bright, colourful plumage. Another characteristic feature is the prominent nasal and rictal bristles. They nest and probably also roost in tree cavities, thus they are found in wooded areas with old trees. More

Like most barbets, the Red-crowned Barbet (Megalaima rafflesii) is brightly coloured (left top). It has a green body and a striking head colouration of blue, black, yellow and red. The juvenile tends to be duller, with a less defined head pattern, becoming brighter with maturity. The bill is characteristically stout and pointed with long rictal bristles that project from the base of the bill (left bottom). The neck is characteristically short and their feet are strong and powerful. More

The Red-crowned Barbet (Megalaima rafflesii) is a species of bird in the Ramphastidae 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 - The prey of Red-crowned Barbet include land snails of the genus Amphidromus. References - 1. More

Information on the red-crowned barbet is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly. Authentication - This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact: References - 1. IUCN Red List (February, 2009) http://www.iucnredlist. More

second-growth tolerant Red-crowned Barbet remains of the species originally found there, as well as the Coppersmith Barbet which has expanded its range and colonised Singapore in the 1960s. Description They are usually plump-looking, with large heads, and their heavy bill is fringed with bristles. The Great Barbet (Megalaima virens), at 210 g (7. More

Red-crowned Barbet, they took flight immediately. It is not easy to make an ID on the spot in those short moments. Having gone to the forest so often, I did get my chance on one that was not frightened off. More

Picture of Megalaima rafflesii above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial.
Original source: Michal Brom
-Michal Brom -Author: Michal Brom
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Order : Piciformes
Family : Ramphastidae
Genus : Megalaima
Species : rafflesii
Authority : (Lesson, 1839)