Family New World Barbets (Capitonidae)

Near Threatened

Blue-chinned Barbet (Eubucco glaucogularis)


French: Cabézon de Tschudi German: Blaukehl-Bartvogel Spanish: Cabezón versicolor del centro

Capito glaucogularis


, 1844,



Hitherto considered conspecific with E. steerii and E. versicolor, but differs from former in characters indicated under that species, and from latter in male’s yellow (vs pale blue) submoustachial area (3), very small (vs large) red patch under bill supplemented below by a broad blue lower throat patch that borders the yellow submoustachial area (3), and stronger golden-yellow lower border to throatband (1). Monotypic.

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C Peru on E slope from E Huánuco S to N Cuzco.

Descriptive notes

16 cm; 26–41 g. Small, multicoloured barbet, with a red cap, blue on nape, green to blue-green upperparts, a yellow and red breast, with the belly streaked buff and green.... read more


No known differences between this species and E. versicolor (or E. steerii... read more


Submontane humid forest with prominent epiphytes and mosses, also old secondary forest; occurs up... read more

Food and feeding

No known differences from E. versicolor (or E. steerii), but detailed analysis appears to be lacking.


All facets essentially unknown. Data from specimens suggest season Jul–Dec. Apparently territorial in pairs; male sings regularly.


Probably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently treated as Near Threatened. Generally uncommon and population provisionally estimated to number 10,000–20,000 individuals, within an... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2018). Blue-chinned Barbet (Eubucco glaucogularis). 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 on 19 December 2018).