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Birds of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Red-throated barbet

In Thai: นกโพระดกคางแดง, nok phoradok khaang daeng

Binomial name: Psilopogon mystacophanos, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1824

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.

Description

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.

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกโพระดกคางแดง, nok phoradok khaang daeng

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Red-throated barbet, Psilopogon mystacophanos in Thailand
Range map of Psilopogon mystacophanos in Thailand