Blue-throated barbet

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Blue-throated barbet
Blue-throated Barbet (Megalaima asiatica) on Kapok (Ceiba pentandra) in Kolkata W IMG 4293.jpg
Blue-throated barbet in Kolkata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Megalaimidae
Genus: Psilopogon
P. asiaticus
Binomial name
Psilopogon asiaticus
(Latham, 1790)

Cyanops davisoni
Megalaima asiatica

The blue-throated barbet (Psilopogon asiaticus) is an Asian barbet native to the foothills of the Himalayas and Southeast Asia. It inhabits lowland and montane forests at elevations of 200–2,000 m (660–6,560 ft).[1] It has bright green, blue and red plumage. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills; this species eats fruits and insects.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2016). "Psilopogon asiaticus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T61469878A95169030. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T61469878A95169030.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.

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