Birds of Colombia

    PICIFORMES: Capitonidae (New World Barbets)  
Genus: Capito (6 species, 11 worldwide)


Gilded Barbet
Gilded Barbet (Capito auratus insperatus) Male
Puerto Maldonado, Peru  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Gilded Barbet
Gilded Barbet (Capito auratus nitidior) Male
PNN Amacayacu, Colombia
  Red-throated races are found from northeast Peru and southeast Colombia eastward into Brazil and Venezuela.
   
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Gilded Barbet
Gilded Barbet (Capito auratus insperatus) Female
Puerto Maldonado, Peru  
   
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Widespread and commonly heard, but often too high to see well (but will sometimes come to bottom of forest for berries).
A red-throated male hanging from a flower trying to pull it free with its weight.
Red-throated female.

Scarlet-crowned Barbet
Scarlet-crowned Barbet (Capito aurovirens) Male
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
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Scarlet-crowned Barbet
Scarlet-crowned Barbet (Capito aurovirens) Female
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
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White-mantled Barbet
White-mantled Barbet (Capito hypoleucus hypoleucus) Male Vulnerable ENDEMIC
Cocorná, Colombia  
   
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Found usually in the Andean foothills of the Magdalena valley up to 1500m. Male and female similar, but female has black mark at base of lower mandible. Found inside healthy forest, but can also tolerate some degredation.
At a nest.

Spot-crowned Barbet
Spot-crowned Barbet (Capito maculicoronatus rubrilateralis) Male
Anchicaya, Colombia  
   
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Spot-crowned Barbet
Spot-crowned Barbet (Capito maculicoronatus rubrilateralis) Female
Anchicaya, Colombia  
   
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Five-colored Barbet
Five-colored Barbet (Capito quinticolor) Male Near Threatened
San Cipriano, Valle de Cauca, Colombia  
   
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Rare and local and usually in the canopy in Pacific flat lowlands before the Andes start.

Orange-fronted Barbet
Orange-fronted Barbet (Capito squamatus) Male
Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Steve Riall   © All Rights Reserved.

Orange-fronted Barbet
Orange-fronted Barbet (Capito squamatus) Female
Tumaco, Nariño, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Brayan Coral Jaramillo   © All Rights Reserved.



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