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Megalaima asiatica

Megalaima asiatica, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Piciformes
Familia: Ramphastidae
Subfamilia: Megalaiminae
Genus: Megalaima
Species: Megalaima asiatica
Subspecies: M. a. asiatica - M. a. chersonesus - M. a. davisoni - M. a. rubescens

Name

Megalaima asiatica (Latham, 1790)

Reference

Index ornithologicus 1 p.201

Vernacular names
English: Blue-throated Barbet

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.

References

* 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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