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Red-headed Barbet

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Male, subspecies salviniPhoto by Stanley Jones La Cinchona, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica, March 2008
Male, subspecies salvini
Photo by Stanley Jones
La Cinchona, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica, March 2008
Eubucco bourcierii

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[edit] Identification

Female, subspecies aequatorialisPhoto by jeffwormanMindo, Ecuador, January 2017
Female, subspecies aequatorialis
Photo by jeffworman
Mindo, Ecuador, January 2017

16 cm (6ΒΌ in)
Male: distinctive yellow bill and red head, with yellow breast.
Female also has a yellow bill and a distinctive facial pattern: black above bill, blue-gray cheek patches and yellow on top of head. Her throat and breast are yellowish divided by orange band.
Both have green backs and wings, with green streaks on belly.

[edit] Distribution

Central and South America
Central America: Costa Rica, Panama
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Female, subspecies salviniPhoto © by Ian HardyBosque del Tolumunco, Costa Rica, 3 March 2019
Female, subspecies salvini
Photo © by Ian Hardy
Bosque del Tolumunco, Costa Rica, 3 March 2019

There are 6 subspecies[1]:

  • E. b. salvini:
  • E. b. anomalus:
  • E. b. occidentalis:
  • E. b. bourcierii:
  • E. b. aequatorialis:
  • Coastal mountains and Western Andes of Ecuador
  • E. b. orientalis:
  • Eastern Andes of Ecuador and northern Peru (Cajamarca and Amazonas)

[edit] Habitat

Undergrowth and middle elevations of mature cloud and fragmented forests, secondary growth. Around trails and clearings.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mostly of fruit, including bananas. They visit feeders.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Nov 2017)

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