Family New World Barbets (Capitonidae)

Vulnerable

Black-girdled Barbet (Capito dayi)


Taxonomy

French: Cabézon du Brésil German: Kehlbinden-Bartvogel Spanish: Cabezón brasileño
Taxonomy:

Capito dayi

Cherrie

, 1916,

Porto Velho, River Madeira, Brazil

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Genetic data#R indicate that this species may be closest to C. quinticolor, rather than, as previously thought, C. niger. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Amazonian Brazil between upper R Madeira and upper R Tocantins, S to E Bolivia (NE Santa Cruz) and WC Mato Grosso.

Descriptive notes

16–17 cm; 56–74 g. Sturdy-billed black-and-white barbet with black “girdle” across white underparts; differs from partially sympatric C. niger... read more

Voice

Song a hollow-sounding series of “hooo” or “rroh” notes at 3–6 per... read more

Habitat

Lowland and lower hill slopes in moist to wet forest canopy, ranging into secondary forest with... read more

Food and feeding

Feeds mainly on fruits (c. 86% of stomachs contained only fruits), including figs (Ficus), Cecropia fruits and others,... read more

Breeding

Poorly known. Data, mainly from Rondônia (Brazil), suggest breeding Aug–Nov, also Feb and Jun, with pair taking in turns to... read more

Movements

Resident, presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. No precise information available on numbers. Because of its rather restricted range, and as forest habitat becomes increasingly fragmented, the status of this... read more

Recommended citation

Short, L.L., Horne, J.F.M. & Kirwan, G.M. (2017). Black-girdled Barbet (Capito dayi). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/56060 on 21 October 2017).