French: Cabézon à manteau blanc German: Weißmantel-Bartvogel Spanish: Cabezón dorsiblanco
Valdivia, Antioquia, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
C. h. hypoleucus
Salvin, 1897 – C Andes of NW Colombia (Bolívar to Antioquia).
C. h. carrikeri
G. R. Graves, 1986 – Botero area of R Porce, in E Antioquia.
C. h. extinctus
G. R. Graves, 1986 – Magdalena Valley in Caldas, Cundinamarca and Tolima (WC Colombia).
18–19 cm. Strong-billed, rathyer chunky, black, white, brown, red and yellow barbet with yellow-horn bill. Male nominate race with red forehead and crown, black side of... read more
Song of 15–30 “hoop” notes that rise slightly in tempo, 3–5 seconds long;... read more
Occupies fragmented lower montane moist forest, forest patches, secondary forest, cacao and coffee... read more
Food and feeding
Berries, fruits, and insects; fruits identified are of Cupania and Cecropia, and mangoes; stomachs contained “seeds... read more
Probably Apr–Sept; seen attending nest in late Apr, and late breeding-period moult starts May. Singer “hoops” in... read more
Resident; leaves territory to feed on fruits, but probably moves only locally.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Formerly listed as Endangered. Restricted-range species: present in Nechí Lowlands EBA. Apparently rare, but locally common; little known. Nominate race... read more
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