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Gold-whiskered Barbet Megalaima chrysopogon laeta   - Adult
Gold-whiskered Barbet
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 14 November 2018
English synonyms:Golden-whiskered Barbet
Bird Family :Megalaiminae - Asian Barbets
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Saw a self-feeding juvenile with an adult in attendance; feeding on a fruiting ficus. No competitive feeding, so possibly a family unit (see this occasionally). Note the orange lores in juvenile but the back of head has developed some red like the adult.
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