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Piciformes

The order Piciformes is made up of the woodpecker family Picidae plus 8 other families. Picidae make up about half of the species. In general, the Piciformes are insectivorous, but some exceptions eat mostly fruit. Nearly all Piciformes have parrot-like feet—two toes forward and two back, an arrangement that has obvious advantages for birds that spend much of their time on tree trunks. And most Piciformes do not have down feathers at any age, only true feathers. All nest in cavites.


Family Lybiidae: African Barbets

The family Lybiidae is comprised of the African barbets. They are found throughout most of sub-Saharan Africa. They are usually about 20–25 cm long, plump-looking, with large heads, and their heavy bill is fringed with bristles. They are mainly solitary birds, eating fruit, insects, and small vertebrates. They will also visit plantations and take cultivated fruit and vegetables. Fruit is eaten whole and indigestible material such as seed pits regurgitated later. African barbets are quite similar to the American barbets which also belong to Piciformes.


Genus Buccanodon - 1 species

Barbet, Yellow-spotted  Buccanodon duchaillui  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Dick Daniels - specimen in Nairobi National Museum, Kenya  2) Dave Curtis - Kenya



Genus Gymnobucco

Barbet, Bristle-nosed  Gymnobucco peli  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Ross Tsai


Barbet,_Gray-throated   Gymnobucco bonapartei  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Francesco_Veronesi  2) Steve_Garvie - Kenya  3) Peter_Steward - Kenya


Barbet,_Naked-faced   Gymnobucco calvus  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) John_Gerrard_Keulemans  2) Craig Evenhouse


Barbet,_Sladen's   Gymnobucco sladeni  Found: Central African Republic, DR Congo
The Sladen's Barbet has mainly brown plumage; lighter underparts.
Image by: 1) hbw.com



Genus Lybius
These barbets are found in sub-Saharan Africa. They all have bristles.

Barbet, Banded  Lybius undatus  Found: Eritrea, Ethopia
The Banded Barbet has a large head; heavy bill; bristles.
Image by: 1) Kris Maes  2) Rafael_Medina - Ethiopia


Barbet, Bearded  Lybius dubius  Found: tropical west Africa
The Bearded Barbet has black upperparts, head, tail, breast band; black throat whiskers (hence its name); red throat, upper-breast; yellow eye patch; yellow massive bill; white belly possibly with red stains.
Image by: 1) Leszek Leszczynski - Warsaw Zoo, Poland  2) Doug Janson    3) Doug Zwick - Calgary Zoo, Canada  4) Arthur Chapman - Niagara Falls Aviary, Ontario


Barbet, Black-backed  Lybius minor  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) John Gerrard Keulemans  2)  Nigel_Voaden - DR Congo


Barbet, Black-billed  Lybius guifsobalito  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) William Swainson   2) Aviceda - Uganda  3) Pinned


Barbet,_Black-breasted  Lybius rolleti  Found: Central African Republic, Chad, Sudan, Uganda
The male Black-breasted Barbet has mainly black plumage; white back patch; white belt with red swarth; massive ivory bill.
Image by: 1) Gossip_Guy  2) Nik_Borrow - Uganda


Barbet,_Black-collared  Lybius torquatus  Found: Africa
The Black-collared Barbet has black nape, collar; red rest of head, neck.
Image by: 1) Dave Govoni - Botswana  2) Steve Evans - South Africa  3) Dick Daniels - South Africa  4) Bernard Dupont - South Africa


Barbet, Brown-breasted  Lybius melanopterus   Found: Africa 
The Brown-breasted Barbet has red forehead, face, neck; brown breast; white belly.
Image by: 1) Venk - Hamburg Zoo  2) Ken Clifton - Tanzania  3) Marie Hale - Paulton's Park, Hampshire


Barbet,_Chaplin's  Lybius chaplini  Found: Zambia
The Chaplin's Barbet has mainly white plumage; red around eyes; black tail; black wings with yellow edges; large head; heavy bill with bristles.
Image by: 1) P_Khoo  2) Niall Perrins 


Barbet, Double-toothed  Lybius bidentatus  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Althepal - Uganda   2) David Cook - Uganda  3) Nathan Rupert - San Diego Zoo  4) Steve Garvie - Kenya


Barbet, Red-faced  Lybius rubrifacies  Found: Africa
The Red-faced Barbet has mainly black plumage; red face; yellow streaked wings.
Image by: 1) Andrea Schieber


Barbet,_White-headed  Lybius leucocephalus  Found: Africa
The White-headed Barbet has white head, neck, breast, tail; rest black.
Image by: 1) David Bygott - Tanzania  2) Nigel_Voaden - Tanzania 3) Francesco_Veronesi - Kenya


Barbet,_Viellot's  Lybius vieilloti  Found: Africa
The Viellot's Barbet has brown upperparts with a yellow stripe down the back; red head; red and white neck, breast; yellowish belly with dark flank spotting; thick gray bill.
Image by: 1) William Leach   2) Muchaxo - Gambia  3) Allan_Hopkins - Gambia



Genus Pogoniulus
Tinkerbirds are found in Tropical Africa

Tinkerbird,_Green also Eastern Green Tinkerbird  Pogoniulus simplex  Found: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
Image by: 1) Steve_Garvie - Kenya


Tinkerbird, Moustached  Pogoniulus leucomystax  Found: Africa
Image by:  1, 2) David Bygott - Tanzania


Tinkerbird,_Red-fronted Pogoniulus pusillus  Found: Africa
The Red-fronted Tinkerbird has black upperparts heavily streaked with yellow and white; golden wing patch; black and white patterned head with red forehead patch; pale underparts.
Image by: 1) Clive Reid - South Africa  2) Carol Foil - Kenya  3) Alan_Manson - South Africa


Tinkerbird,_Red-rumped  Pogoniulus atroflavus  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Francesco_Veronesi - Ghana


Tinkerbird,_Speckled  Pogoniulus scolopaceus   Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Francesco_Veronesi - Ghana


Tinkerbird, Western  Pogoniulus coryphaea  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Aviceda


Tinkerbird, Yellow-fronted Pogoniulus chrysoconus  Found: Africa
The Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird has black upperparts heavily streaked with yellow and white; black and white patterned head with yellow foreehead patch; pale yellowish underparts.
Image by: 1) Ian White - Namibia  2) Arno Meintjes  3, 4) JV Verde - Gambia 


Tinkerbird, Yellow-rumped  Pogoniulus bilineatus  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Arno Meintjes  2) ChriKo - Kenya  3, 4) Nathan Rupert - San Diego Zoo    5) Graham Canny - Ethiopia  6)  Clive Reid - Zambia



Tinkerbird,_Yellow-throated  Pogoniulus subsulphureus  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) bloehnen - Uganda



Genus Stactolaema
African barbets.

Barbet, Anchieta's  Stactolaema anchietae  Found: Angola, Congo, Zambia
Image by: 1) John Gerrard Keulemans  2) Maans Booysen - Angola


Barbet,_Green  Stactolaema olivacea  Found: Africa
The Green Barbet has mainly dull olive-green plumage; yellow on wings; paler underparts;  dark brown head, chin; dull red to orange eyes; black bill. Some races have yellow ear-coverts.
Image by: 1) John_Gerrard_Keulemans  2) Steve Garvie - Kenya


Barbet, White-eared  Stactolaema leucotis  Found: Africa
Image by: 1, 2, 3, 4) Dick Daniels - South Africa   5) Johan_van_Rensburg - South Africa



Barbet,_Whyte's   Stactolaema whytii  Found: Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Image by: 1) John_Gerrard_Keulemans  2) Peter_Steward



Genus Trachyphonus
These African barbets are more terrestrial than the other African barbets.

Barbet,_d'Arnaud's Trachyphonus darnaudii   Found: Africa
The d'Arnaud's Barbet is a small East African bird that feeds on insects, fruits, and seeds. A vertical tunnel two to three feet into the ground with a sideways and upward turn leads to the nest chamber. In a striking dance the male and female face each on nearby twigs and twitch, bob and sing like mechanical toys.
Image by: 1) Yathin   2) Dipali_Lath    3) David_Bygott - Tanzania  4) Doug Janson  5) Dick Daniels - Tanzaia 
1, 2, 3) Female 4) Male



Barbet,_Crested Trachyphonus vaillantii   Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Axel Bührmann - South Africa  2) Arno Meintjes  3) Jenny Varley - Tanzania  4) Greg Tee   5) Dick Daniels - Kruger National Park, South Africa




Barbet,_Hairy-breasted  Tricholaema hirsuta  Found: Afica
The male Hairy-breasted Barbet has black upperparts with yellow spots on back and yellow bars on rump; brown-black tail; black throat; yellow underparts with black markings; black bill; gray legs. Female underparts are more yellow.
Image by: 1) William_Swainson  2) Steve_Garvie - Kenya


Barbet,_Miombo_Pied   Found: Angola, DR Congo, Zambia
The Miombo Pied Barbet has black back with yellow spots; brown-black tail; black head with red spot of forecrown; white scalloping on nape; brown ear coverts; yellow supercilium; white chin, throat; pale gray under-tail; dark brown eyes; mostly brown bill.
Image by: 1) P_Khoo  2) Nigel_Voaden - DR Congo 


Barbet,_Red-and-yellow Trachyphonus erythrocephalus   Found: Africa
The male Red-abd-yellow Barbet has black back with white spots; black median crown; red and orange nape with black spots; red face; blackish-brown tail with cream spots; red-orange upper-breast; dark breast band; yellow lower-breast belly. Female is similar but duller with less red and orange.
Image by:  1) Darren Bellerby - Jurong Bird Park, Singapore  2) Peter_Steward - Kenya   Amante_Darmanin  4) Dick Daniels - Tanzaia


Barbet, Usambiro  Trachyphonus usambiro  Found: Kenya, Tanzania
Image by: Neil Strickland


Barbet, Yellow-billed  Trachyphonus purpuratus  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Steve Garvie - Kenya   2) Michael and Helen Cox


Barbet,_Yellow-breasted  Trachyphonus margaritatus  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) P_Khoo  2) Nicolas le Jeune   3) Pinned



Genus Tricholaema

Barbet,_Black-throated  Tricholaema melanocephala  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Dick Daniels - specimen in Nairobi National Museum, Kenya  2) Ken Clifton - Tanzania  3) Peter_Steward - Kenya


Barbet,_Pied  Tricholaema leucomelas  Found: Africa 
The Pied Barbet has a black and white striped head with red forehead and yellow coloring above the eyes; small black bib, white underparts.
Image by: 1, 2) Francesco Veronesi - Etosha Namibia   3) Hans_Hillewaert - Nambiai


Barbet,_Red-fronted  Tricholaema diademata  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) David Bygott - Tanzania  2) Charles J Sharp - Kenya
1) Agressive during banding!


Barbet,_Spot-flanked  Tricholaema lacrymosa   Found: Africa 
Image by: 1) Dick Daniels - specimen in Nairobi National Museum, Kenya  2, 3) Carol Foil - Kenya  4) Francesco_Veronesi





Family Megalaimidae: Asian Barbets

The family Megalaimidae is comprised of the Asian barbets. Until recently they were considered to be part of the New World barbet family, Capitonidae. They are usually plump-looking, with large heads, and their heavy bill is fringed with bristles. The Asian Barbets eat mainly fruit, but also insects.

Genus Calorhamphu

Barbet,_Brown  Calorhamphus fuliginosus  Found: Borneo
The Sooty Barbet was previously a subspecies of the Brown Barbet.
Image by: 1) Luis_Mario_Arce  2) Amar-Singh
1) Female 2) Male


Barbet,_Sooty   Calorhamphus hayii  Found: Malaysia, Myanmar
The Sooty Barbet was previously a subspecies of the Brown Barbet.
Image by: 1, 2) Lip Kee - Malaysia



Genus Megalaima


Genus Psilopogon
Most of these species were formely in Megalaima which has been replaced by Psilopogon.

Barbet,_Black-banded   Psilopogon javensis  Found:
Image by: 1) Francesco_Veronesi - west Java


Barbet, Black-browed  also Muller's Barbet  Psilopogon oorti   Found: Asia
The Black-browed Barbet has mainly green plumage; blue, yellow, and red head; black supercilium; black bill; gray-green feet. Subspecies M. o. annamensis is found in eastern Cambodia, southern Laos and south-central Vietnam; it is sometimes treated as a separate species.
The Chinese Barbet was previous a subspecies of the Black-browed Barbet.
The Indochinese Barbet was previous a subspecies of the Black-browed Barbet.
Image by: 1, 2) Hiyashi Haka


Barbet, Bornean  Psilopogon eximia  Found: Borneo
Image by: Nicolas Le Jeune


Barbet, Blue-eared  Psilopogon duvaucelii  Found: Indian subcontinent, southeast Asia
The Blue-eared Barbet has green upperparts; yellowish breen underparts. Most male racees have blue ear-coverts and may have red above the ear-coverts and orange cheeks. Female has duller head pattern.
Image by: 1) Jerry Oldenettel - Thailand  2) Lip Kee - Thaiand


Barbet,_Blue-throated   Psilopogon asiaticus  Found: Asia
The Blue-throated Barbet has mainly green plumage; darker wings; paler underpart; red forehead; blue face, throat.
Image by:  1) Darren Bellerby - Edward Youde Aviary, Hong Kong   2) Mdf - India   3) Francesco Veronesi - Bhutan  4) Koshy_Koshy


Barbet, Brown-headed  Psilopogon zeylanicus  Found: India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
The Brown-headed Barbet has green upperparts; brown head, neck, breast; yellow eye patch; light green belly; red thick bill.
Similar to: White-cheeked Barbet. Brown-headed Barbet has yellow eye-patch; White-cheeked Barbet has white face.
Image by: 1) Gaurika Wijeratne  2) Anton Croos   3) JM Garg - India


Barbet, Brown-throated  Psilopogon corvinus  Found: Java
Image by: Nicolas Le Jeune  2) Khaleb Yordan


Barbet,_Chinese   Chinese Barbet  Found: southern China
The Chinese Barbet was previous a subspecies of the Black-browed Barbet.
Image by: 1) John-Jemi_Holmes


Barbet,_Coppersmith  Psilopogon haemacephalus  Found: Asia
The Coppersmith Barbet has dark green upperparts; streaked underparts; red forehead; yellow eye-ring with black eye-line; yellow throat patch. It is found in the Indian Subcontinent and parts of s outheast Asia.
Image by: 1) Ravi Vaidyanathan - Mumbai  2) Umang Dutt - India  3) JM_Garg - India  4) lonelyshrimp - Thailand


Barbet, Crimson-fronted  Psilopogon rubricapillus  Found: Sri Lanka, India
The Crimson-fronted Barbet has mainly green plumage; blue band on side of head and neck; black crescent behind eye. This is a small barbet.
Image by: 1) Dhammika Heenpella - Sri Lanka  2) Hafiz Issadeen - Sri Lanka


Barbet,_Fire-tufted  Psilopogon pyrolophus  Found: Asia
The Fire-tufted Barbet has mainly green plumage; brownish-maroon nape; gray lores; white band on forehead; green throat; fawn colored bill with black band.
Image by: 1, 2) Dick Daniels - Zoo Miami   3) Doug_Janson   4) Francesco_Veronesi


Barbet, Flame-fronted  Psilopogon armillaris  Found: Indonesia
Image by: 1) Lip Kee  2) Francesco_Veronesi - Bali


Barbet. Golden-naped  Psilopogon pulcherrimus  Found: Borneo
The Golden-naped Barbet has mainly green plumage; darker wings; paler underparts; blue forehead, nape; black line from eye to base of bill.
Image by: 1) Seshadri


Barbet, Golden-throated  Psilopogon franklinii  Found: Asia
The Golden-throated Barbet has mainly green upperparts; yellow-green underparts. The subspecies have different head patterns. The northern (nominate) form has a red and yellow crown; black eye-line; yellow throat.
Image by: 1) Franceso Veronesi   2))  Jason_Thompson - Thailand  3) JJ Harrison - Thailand 


Barbet, _Golden-whiskered  Psilopogon chrysopogon  Found: southeast Asia
The Golden-whiskered Barbet has mainly green plumage; yellow cheeks; blue nape
Image by: Nicolas LeJeune  2) Daniel_Ismail


Barbet,_Great  Psilopogon virens  Found: Asia
The Great Barbet has mainly green upperparts; blue head; large yellow bill; green-streaked yellow belly; red vent. It is the largest Asian Barbet.
Image by: 1) Darren Bellerby  2) Prateik_Kulkarni  3) Meghana Kulkarni - Uttarakhand, India  4) Alan Hopkins - India


Barbet,_Green-eared   Psilopogon faiostrictus  Found: China, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
The Green-eared Barbet has white-streaked brown head with green ear-coverts; green-streaked yellow belly
Image by: 1) JJ_Harrison - Thailand  2) Jason_Thompson - Thailand  3) Rushenb - Thailand


Barbet,_Indochinese   Psilopogon annamensis  Found: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
The Indochinese Barbet was previous a subspecies of the Black-browed Barbet.
Image by: 1) Mohit_Kumar_Ghatak - Vietanm


Barbet, Lineated  Psilopogon lineatus   Found: Asia
Similar to: Green-eared Barbet. Green-eared Barbet has green ear coverts; Lineated Barbet does not. It is found in the northern parts of the Indian Subcontinent, southern foothills of the Himalayas, and parts of Bangladesh and West Bengal.
Image by: 1) Johnny_Wee  2) THE PHOTOMATION   3, 4) J. M. Garg - India  5) Charlie Westerinen - Chiang Mai ,Thailand 



Barbet,_Malarbar   Psilopogon malabaricus  Found: Western Ghats of India
Image by: 1) Nanda ramesh  2) TR_Shankar_Raman  3) Arpit_Bansa


Barbet. Mountain  Psilopogon monticola  Found: Borneo
Image by: 1) Marcel Holyoak - Malaysia


Barbet, Moustached  Psilopogon incognitus  Found: Asia
The Moustached Barbet has mainly green plumage; paler underparts. P. o. elbeli has red forehead; red spotf crown-rear; blue face, throat.
Image by: Rushen - Thailand  2, 3) Xavier Sandel
1) Juvenile


Barbet, Red-crowned  Psilopogon rafflesii  Found: southeast Asia
Image by: 1, 2) Lip Kee - Malaysia


Barbet,_Red-throated  Psilopogon mystacophanos  Found: southeast Asia
The Red-throated Barbet is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand.
Image by: 1, 2) Lip Kee   3) Marcel Holyoak  - Malaysia
1) Juvenile female


Barbet, Red-vented  Psilopogon lagrandieri  Found: Cabodia, Laos, Vietnam
Image by: Huet


Barbet,_Taiwan   Psilopogon nuchalis  Found: Taiwan
The Taiwan Barbet has green upperparts; red loral spot; blue ear-coverts, lower malar; yellow throat; thin black stripe under eyes; blue breast-band and then red breast-band; yellowish-green belly.
Image by: 1) Sean Tang  2) Ainus  3) John_And_Fish  4) Robert tdc


Barbet,_White-cheeked  also Small Green Barbet  Psilopogon viridis  Found: southern India
The White-cheeked Barbet has green upperparts; brown head; white cheeks with dark eye-line; light breast with grayish stripes; yellow-green belly.
Similar to: Brown-headed Barbet. Brown-headed Barbet has yellow eye-patch; White-cheeked Barbet has white face.
Image by: 1) Antony Grossy  2) Naveen_Lakshmanareddy  3) J Sudheesh 


Barbet, Yellow-crowned  Psilopogon henricii  Found: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
The Yellow-crowned Barbet has green upperparts; yellow crown, underparts; turquoise throat, undertail. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.
Image by: 1 Nicolas le Jeune 2) Andrew Siani


Barbet,_Yellow-eared also Little Barbet  Psilopogon australis  Found: Bali, Java
The Yellow-eared Barbet was conspecific with the Blue-eared Barbet.
Image by: 1) Francesco_Veronesi - East Java 


Barbet, Yellow-fronted  Psilopogon flavifrons  Found: Sri Lanka
The Yellow-fronted Barbet has mainly green plumage; blue face, throat; yellow fore-crown.
Image by:  1) Menuke de Silva  2) Lip Kee  3) Thimindu Goonatillake






Family Capitonidae: New World Barbets

American barbets inhabit tropical forests in Central and South America. They get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills. They are closely related to the toucans. The American barbets are plump birds, with short necks and large heads. Most species are brightly colored. Most American barbet species inhabit lowland forest. Their diet is similar to African barbets: fruit and insects. Fruit is eaten whole and indigestible material such as seed pits regurgitated later. These birds do not migrate. They nest in tree holes dug by breeding pairs. American barbets are quite similar to the African barbets which also belong to Piciformes.

Genus Capito
These barbets are found in South America with a single species extending into Panama. Males and females are different in appearance. Males have at least some black on their backs. They are primarily fruit eaters.

Barbet,_Black-girdled  Capito dayi  Found: Bolivia, Brazil
Image by: 1) Gossipguy  2) Jorge Montejo - Brazil  3) Amy McAndrews - Brazil  4) Nick Athanas - Brazil
4) male


Barbet, Black-spotted  Capito niger  Found: South America
The Black-spotted Barbet has red forehead, throat; yellowish-white supercilium extending down the back. Male has black upperparts, bill, tail, face; yellowish-white wingbar, belly; black-spotted flanks. Female has black upperparts with light edging; yellowish-white underparts with dark stripes on breast, flanks.
Similar to: Gilded Barbet. Black-spotted Barbet has light supercilium that extends down back; Gilded Barbet has no supercilium.
Image by: 1, 2) Peter Bono - Brazil
1) Female  2) Male


Barbet,_Five-colored
  Capito quinticolor  Found: Columbia. Ecuador
Image by: 1) J Huet  2, 3) Nick Athanas - Ecuador
2, 3) Male


Barbet,_Gilded  Capito auratus  Found: South America
The male Gilded Barbet has a black back, face; white wingbar, lower back; a yellow crown, underparts; some subspecies have scarlet tinge to throat; belly has black streaks. Female has more heavily streaked underparts.
Similar to: Black-spotted Barbet. Black-spotted Barbet has light supercilium that extends down back; Gilded Barbet has no supercilium.
Image by: 1, 5) Nick Athanas- Ecuador  2, 3) Patty McGann  4) Marcel Holyoak - Peru
1) Pair   2) Female   3, 4, 5) Male



Barbet,_Orange-fronted  Capito squamatus  Found: Ecuador, Columbia
The Orange-fronted Barbet has black upperparts, mask, tail; orange forehead; white crown, nape. Male has white underparts with yellow wash on breast. Female has black throat, breast; white belly.
Image by: 1, 3) Nick Athanas - Ecuadro  2) Oleg Chernyshov - Ecuador
1, 2) Female  3) Female


Barbet, Scarlet-banded  Capito wallacei  Found: Peru
The Scarlet-banded Barbet has red crown, nape, breast band; white supercilium, throat; yellow belly; black wings, tail. Female has yellow shoulder stripe; male does not.
Image by: 1) Gossipguy  2) Pinned


Barbet,_Scarlet-crowned  Capito aurovirens  Found: South America
The Scarlet-crowned Barbet has olive upperparts, flanks; orange breast; scarlet (male) or whitish (female) crown. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
Image by: 1, 2) Claudio Timm - Brazil  3) Nick Athanas - Ecuador
1) Female  2, 3) Male


Barbet, Sira  Capito fitzpatricki  Found: Peru
The Sira Barbet has red crown, breast, flanks; white belly, face, supercilium; wide black eye-line; black upperparts, tail.
Image by: 1) GirlScientist


Barbet,_Spot-crowned  Capito maculicoronatus  Found: Columbia, Panama
The Spot-crowned Barbet has black upperparts; spotted crown; white belly; white flanks with black stripes (and orange in Panama range); gray bill. Male has white throat, breast. Female has black throat, breast.
Image by: 1, 2) Patty McGann   3, 4, 5) Nick Athanas - Panama, Panama, Columbia
4) Female



Barbet,_White-mantled   Capito hypoleucus  Found: Columbia
The White-mantled Barbet has blue-black upperparts with white mantle and nape; white underparts.
Image by: 1) Gossipguy  2) Columbia Travel    3) Dave Curtis  4) Nick Athanas - Columbia
4) Male



Genus Eubucco
These American Barbets have stubby yellowish bills, green backs, yellow to the neck or underparts, and, at least in the males, red on the head. They are slightly smaller than the members of genus Capito,

Barbet,_Lemon-throated  Eubucco richardsoni    Found: South America
The male Lemon-thoated Barbet has yellow bill; head black to dark red (depending on subspecies); black chin spot; yellow throat, upper breast; reddish transition area between breast and belly; pale yellow belly with green stripes. Female has green crown; black mask; gray bill, throat; yellowish upper-breast; yellow belly with green stripes.
Image by: 1, 2) Nick Athanas - Ecuador  3) Inkaterra Hotels
1) Female   2) Male


Barbet,_Red-headed  Eubucco bourcierii    Found: Central and South America
The male Red-headed Barbet has a red head, bib; black around base of bill; pale blue rear neck collar; yellow breast; pale belly with green stripes. Female has black mask, chin; blue face; yellowish breast.  It is found in Costa Rica, Panama, western Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and far northern Peru.
Similar to: Versicolored Barbet. Male Red-headed Barbet has red bib; male Versicolored Barbet does not. Female Red-headed Barbet has a black mask; female Versicolored Barbet does not.
Image by: 1, 6) Jerry Oldenettel - Ecuador, Costa Rica    2) José Loaiza - Ecuador   3, 4) Nick Athanas - Ecuador  5) Ana Agreda - Ecuador 
1, 2, 3) Female   4, 5, 6) Male



Barbet, Scarlet-hooded  Eubucco tucinkae   Found: South America
Image by: 1) Claudio Timm  2) Fabrice Schmidtt - Peru


Barbet,_Versicolored  Eubucco versicolor  Found: Peru, Bolivia
The male Vericolored Barbet has red crown, chin, lower breast band; blue rear neck collar; yellow breast; striped belly. Males have much geographical plumage variation. Female has blue face, throat; red lower breast band.
Similar to: Red-headed Barbet. Male Red-headed Barbet has red bib; male Versicolored Barbet does not. Female Red-headed Barbet has a black mask; female Versicolored Barbet does not.
Image by: 1) Robert Lewis  2) Jorge Montejo - Peru  3) James St. John   4) Nick Athanas - Peru
1) Male (left) and female (right)  4) Male




Family Semnornithidae - 1 genus
The toucan-barbets are barbets and sometimes considered part of the Capitonidae family.

Genus Semnornis

Barbet,_Prong-billed  Semnornis frantzii  Found: Costa Rica, Panama
The Prong-billed Barbet has thick gray bill; orange-brown breast.
Image by: 1) Clickor - Costa Rica  2) Andy Jones - Costa Rica 3, 4) Costa Rica


Barbet,_Toucan  Semnornis ramphastinus  Found: Ecuador, Columbia
The Toucan Barbet has black crown, face; grayish-blue fore-neck; red breast; black tipped bill. Large compared to most barbets.
Image by:   1) Mmcnally - Ecuador  2) David Cook - Ecuador 3) Jerry Oldenettel - Ecuador  Nick Athanas 4. 5. 6) Ecuador







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