Red-crowned Barbets

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Red-crowned Barbet (Megalaima rafflesii)


Red-crowned Barbet (Megalaima rafflesii) The Red-crowned Barbets (Megalaima rafflesii) are endemic to Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand.

They inhabit subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and plantations.

This species is threatened by habitat destruction.


Diet / Feeding

They primarily feed on fruits, but will also eat a wide range of insects, such as ants, cicadas, dragonflies, crickets, locusts, beetles, moths and mantids.


Breeding / Nesting

They nest in tree holes and hens usually lay 2 to 4 eggs, which are incubated for 13 to 15 days.


Species Research by Sibylle Johnson



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