Scientific Name: Psilopogon rafflesii
Malay Name: Takur Ubun Merah
Chinese Name: 花彩拟啄木鸟
Range: Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo
Size: 25-27 cm
Identification: Adult has all green body with large black bill, red crown, blue throat, blue supercilium, black eye-stripe, small yellow neck-patch and small red patch on side of upper breast. Juvenile looks duller with less defined head pattern.
Habitat: Forest and forest edge.
Behaviour/Ecology: Slow-moving and often found in canopy where difficult to observe.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2017)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Dairy Farm Nature Park.
- Local extinctions of Singapore birds (Science)
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Red-crowned Barbet)
BirdLife International. (2017). Psilopogon rafflesii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22681616A110856645.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Red-crowned Barbet. Retrieved on May 31, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/red-crowned-barbet.