Family New World Barbets (Capitonidae)

Vulnerable

Five-colored Barbet (Capito quinticolor)


Taxonomy

French: Cabézon à cinq couleurs German: Fünffarben-Bartvogel Spanish: Cabezón cincocolores
Taxonomy:

Capito quinticolor

Elliot

, 1865,

Colombia

.

Relationships unclear, but possibly close to C. maculicoronatus and C. squamatus, and also to C. niger; may be sister to C. dayi#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

W Colombia from C Chocó (Quibdó area) S to NW Ecuador (Esmeraldas).

Descriptive notes

17–18 cm; 54–69 g. Rather heavy-billed barbet. Male black above, with red cap, yellow “V” on mantle, yellow wingbar and edges of tertials; white... read more

Voice

Both sexes sing low-pitched, hollow, hoop trill of 3–8 seconds at c. 1·5 notes per... read more

Habitat

Lowland wet forest, forest edges, adjacent second growth and disturbed forest, generally below c.... read more

Food and feeding

Mainly fruits; some insects. Forages in canopy to mid-level, at edges to understorey. Joins mixed-species foraging flocks at times, working... read more

Breeding

Essentially unknown. Specimens suggest season Apr–Jul. Seen in pairs, possibly with third bird at times. Male bows, bill down,... read more

Movements

Assumed to be sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. Species little known. In one study, found at linear density of 3·5 pairs/km of disturbed forest in N... read more

Recommended citation

Short, L.L. & Horne, J.F.M. (2018). Five-colored Barbet (Capito quinticolor). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/56063 on 23 September 2018).