French: Cabézon à tête rouge German: Andenbartvogel Spanish: Cabezón cabecirrojo
Subspecies and Distribution
E. b. salvini
(Shelley, 1891) – Costa Rica and W Panama.
E. b. anomalus
Griscom, 1929 – E Panama (around Cerro Pirre, Cerro Tacarcuna); probably also adjacent NW Colombia.
E. b. bourcierii
(Lafresnaye, 1845) – Andes of W Venezuela disjunctly S to C Colombia (E side of C Andes, slopes of E Andes).
E. b. occidentalis
Chapman, 1914 – slopes of W Andes in Colombia.
E. b. aequatorialis
(Salvadori & Festa, 1900) – W Ecuador on W Andean slope and in coastal mountains.
E. b. orientalis
Chapman, 1914 – E Andean slope of Ecuador, and N Peru (Cajamarca, Amazonas).
c. 16 cm; 30–45 g. Small, pale-billed, multicoloured green barbet. Male nominate race with black around base of bill, red head and neck, narrow whitish nape band, green... read more
Short, fast trill song “poooddddddrrrrrr”, notes c. 27 per second, for c. 2... read more
Primary forest in undergrowth, about trails and clearings, ranging into thickets and secondary... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, berries of Micronia, Myrica, Ocotea and others; at feeders and in captivity, melons, tomatoes, apples,... read more
Mar–Jul from Middle America S to Colombia, Ecuador and Peru; Dec–Apr in Venezuela. Singing male fluffed head and neck feathers... read more
Some downslope post-breeding movement noted in Costa Rica and Panama, probably occurs also in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Often local; fairly common in Colombia; uncommon to fairly common in Ecuador; rare and local in Peru. Since this species is inconspicuous, often... read more
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