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Crimson-fronted Barbet Megalaima rubricapilla   - Bill cleaning
Crimson-fronted Barbet
Photographer : © Wasantha P Dissanayake
Location :Aniwatte, Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka
Date : 17 April 2020
English synonyms:Small Barbet, Sri Lankan Small Barbet, Sri Lanka Small Barbet, Ceylon Small Barbet
Bird Family :Megalaiminae - Asian Barbets
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to Sri Lanka.

Note that the form malabarica was formerly considered a subspecies of Megalaima rubricapillus but is now treated as a full species Malabar Barbet Megalaima malabarica endemic to SW India.

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