Gold-whiskered Barbet and papaya

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Gold-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon) is recorded to eat fruits such as figs and berries, as well as insects. Generally, its food habits are not well known.

Dr. Redzlan Abdul Rahman has now added papaya (Carica papaya) as a new food record.

Short, L. L. & J. F. M. Horne, 2002. Family Capitonidae (Barbets). In: del Hoyo, J., A. Elliott & J. Sargatal (eds.). Handbook of the birds of the world. Vol. 7. Jacamars to Woodpeckers. Lynx Editions, Barcelona. Pp. 140-219.

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