Megalaima asiatica, Photo: Michael Lahanas
Megalaima asiatica (Latham, 1790)
Index ornithologicus 1 p.201
The Blue-throated Barbet (Megalaima asiatica) is an Asian barbet. Barbets and toucans are a group of near passerine birds with a world-wide tropical distribution. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills; this species eats fruits and insects.
* BirdLife International (2004). Megalaima asiatica. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
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