French: Cabézon à calotte tachetée German: Tropfenbartvogel Spanish: Cabezón pechiblanco
Atlantic side of Isthmus of Panama
Subspecies and Distribution
C. m. maculicoronatus
Lawrence, 1861 – W Panama (Veraguas) E to Canal Zone.
C. m. rubrilateralis
Chapman, 1912 – E Panama to NW Colombia (E to Antioquia and S to Valle).
16–18 cm; 44–66 g. Black, white and yellow barbet, mainly plain black above. Male nominate race with crown spotted brown-white; white throat, white giving way to... read more
Song a series of harsh “kkaaak” notes, gradually shifting to “kkkaakkk”... read more
Inhabits wet primary lowland and hill forest, and occasionally secondary forest. Occurs from sea-... read more
Food and feeding
Various drupes, other fruits, berries; also insects, such as Orthoptera. Forages in mid-storey to canopy. At times follows army ants,... read more
Birds in breeding condition Dec–Apr, excavating nest in Mar, in Colombia, and in Feb in Panama; fledged young in early Jun in Panama... read more
Mostly resident, presumed to be sedentary, though possibly a short-distance migrant in places.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common in Panama, where perhaps most numerous in Darién zone; fairly common in Colombia. Species’ dependence on forest... read more
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