Yellow-crowned Barbets

Yellow-crowned Barbet (Megalaima henricii)
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The Yellow-crowned Barbets (Megalaima henricii) are endangered Asian Barbets that are endemic to Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. They live in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps. This species is threatened by habitat loss.

 

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.

Yellow-crowned Barbet

 

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