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Species of Thailand

Red-crowned barbet

In Thai: นกโพระดกหลากสี, nok phoradok laak see

Binomial name: Psilopogon rafflesii, René-Primevère Lesson, 1839

The red-crowned barbet (Psilopogon rafflesii) 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 forests and plantations. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Description

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.

Feeding habits

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

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Piciformes
Family
Megalaimidae
Genus
Psilopogon
Species
Psilopogon rafflesii

Common names

  • Thai: นกโพระดกหลากสี, nok phoradok laak see

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Red-crowned barbet (megalaima rafflesii)

Range Map

Distribution map of Red-crowned barbet, Psilopogon rafflesii in Thailand
Range map of Psilopogon rafflesii in Thailand