French: Cabézon à nuque blanche German: Weißnacken-Bartvogel Spanish: Cabezón escamoso
Santa Rita, Ecuador
Extreme SW Colombia (SW Nariño) and W Ecuador (S to El Oro).
16–18 cm; 56–64 g. Sturdy-billed, chunky, white-capped, largely black and white barbet. Male with orange to red frontal patch, white crown, variably brown nape;... read more
Song low-pitched, very fast, soft, purring trill to c. 4 seconds; call a noisy, single or double... read more
Inhabits wet lowland and hill forest, commonly ranging into secondary forest, forest edge, nearby... read more
Food and feeding
Diverse fruits and berries, including Cecropia species and Castilla elastica; also beetles and probably other insects.... read more
Jul–Sept, probably earlier as well. Occasionally several males sing alternately from close to a female. Nest, eggs and other aspects... read more
Resident and probably sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. One of the least well-known barbets. No information... read more
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