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  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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
Cocorná, Colombia  
   
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At a nest.

Spot-crowned Barbet
Spot-crowned Barbet (Capito maculicoronatus) Male
Farallones National Park, Colombia  
   
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Spot-crowned Barbet
Spot-crowned Barbet (Capito maculicoronatus rubrilateralis) Female
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   
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Five-colored Barbet
Five-colored Barbet (Capito quinticolor) Male Vulnerable
San Cipriano, Valle de Cauca, Colombia  
   
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Rare and local and usually in the canopy.

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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