O'Neill et al., 2000
The Scarlet-banded Barbet (Capito wallacei) is a species of bird in the Capitonidae family. Only discovered in 1996 and formally described in 2000, the Scarlet-banded Barbet is endemic to humid highland forest growing on a ridgetop known as Peak 1538 in the remote Cordillera Azul National Park in south-western Loreto, Peru (mistakenly listed as being in Ucayali, Peru, in its formal description). While it remains fairly common, its range is tiny and the total population has been estimated at less than 1000 individuals. Consequently, it is rated as Vulnerable by BirdLife International and IUCN. A strikingly coloured species, its plumage is boldly marked with black, red, yellow and white.
- Schulenberg, T., D. Stotz, D. Lane, J. O'Neill, & T. Parker III. (2007). Birds of Peru. Christopher Helm Publishers. ISBN 978-0-7136-8673-9
- John P O'Neill, Daniel F Lane, Andrew W Kratter, Angelo P Capparella, & Cecilia Fox Joo. (2000). A striking new species of barbet (Capitoninae: Capito) from the eastern Andes of Peru. Auk, 117 (3), 569-577. doi:10.1642/0004-8038(2000)117[0569:ASNSOB]2.0.CO;2 free PDF
- BirdLife species factsheet for Capito wallacei
- Recently described new species for the family New World Barbets and Allies. Ornitaxa.com. Accessed 06-07-2009
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