Native Animals

Nyctyornis amictus

Red-bearded Bee-eater
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2016
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SSN 22033
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Taxonomy

Description

Nyctyornis amictus is a medium-sized but considerably large species in the bee-eater family. N. amictus is locally known as the red-bearded bee-eater based on its massive build and red “beard”. The male has a lilac forehead, bright green plumage, throat and crimson shaggy breast. The female is almost like the male but differ by its red forehead. Both sexes have two common characters, in which both have a pale orange yellow underside of the tail, broad blackish terminal band and the entire head and underparts of the juvenile is mostly green. The population for this bee-eater occurs in southern Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia and Brunei. In Malaysia, it is a locally common resident that can be found at low elevations up to 1300 m. Commonly, the red-bearded bee-eater hawks insect at the forest edges. 

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2016 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2012 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
1988 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A

Location

by State Location
  • Kedah 1
  • Negeri Sembilan 1
  • Pahang 2
  • Perak 1
  • Sabah 1
  • Selangor 2
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Specimen

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1