Red-crowned Barbet

Scientific Name: Psilopogon rafflesii
Malay Name: Takur Ubun Merah
Chinese Name: 花彩拟䴕

Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo


Size: 25-27 cm

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.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

BirdLife International. (2017). Psilopogon rafflesii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.