Scarlet-crowned Barbet (Capito aurovirens)

Order: Piciformes | Family: Capitonidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Male (r) & Female (l) | Loc. Eastern Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonian Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Female (l) | Loc. Eastern Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Eastern Ecuador

Identification & Behavior: ~18.5 cm (7.3 in). The Scarlet-crowned Barbet is mostly olive with orang throat and breast. Males have a scarlet crown, which is replaced by a pale crown in females. It is the only unstreaked and largely mono-color barbet that resembles nunlets rather than other barbets.

Status: The Scarlet-crowned Barbet is uncommon in floodplain and varzea forests largely on the department of Loreto and Ucayali. It is restricted to lowland Amazonia. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.

Name in Spanish: Barbudo de Corona Escarlata.

Sub-species: Scarlet-crowned Barbet (Capito aurovirens), Cuvier 1829.

Meaning of Name: Capito: L. Caput= head, big head. aurivirens: L. auratus, aurata, aurum= gold, and virens= green ~ green and gold.

See more of the Family Capitonidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 01/01/2015.