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Lineated Barbet

Lineated Barbet

Scientific name: Megalaima lineata
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Megalaimidae

Also called: Large Green Barbet, Brown-headed Barbet

This is an Asian barbet. Barbets and toucans are a group of near passerine birds with a worldwide tropical distribution. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills. This is a A fruit-eating bird of the canopy, and also eats insects.

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