French: Cabézon élégant German: Buntbartvogel Spanish: Cabezón versicolor del sur
Other common names:
Versicolored Barbet (when lumped with E. steerii and E. glaucogularis)
S Peru (Cuzco, Puno) to NC Bolivia (Cochabamba).
c. 16 cm; 28–39 g. Small, sturdy-billed, multicoloured barbet. Male red-capped, with narrow black around base of bill, green to blue-green upperparts; red throat, lower... read more
Song a fast, low-pitched trill c. 2 seconds long at c. 28–30 notes per second, given 3–... read more
Submontane humid forest with prominent epiphytes and mosses, also old secondary forest, less often... read more
Food and feeding
Diverse fruits and their seeds c. 80% of diet; also takes beetles and other arthropods (based on study of E. versicolor in general... read more
Data from specimens suggest season Jul–Dec, and eggs in nest and a dependent juvenile, both in Oct, recently observed in Bolivia.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Very little known, and virtually nothing known of its breeding habits and requirements. Considered uncommon in Peru. Conservation status may need to... read more
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