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Megalaima virens Scientific name 
Piciformes                     Order
Megalaimoidae                  Family   
33cm Length
Moist forest & gardens up to 3,000m in: Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Tibet & Vietnam. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Fruit, seeds, insects, small creatures, fruit. Food   Diet
752 World Number

Least Concern


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Embedded sound Great Barbet song
(Megalaima virens)
David Farrow XC19680 India

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