Orange-fronted barbet

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Orange-fronted Barbet)
Jump to: navigation, search
Orange-fronted barbet
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Capitonidae
Genus: Capito
Species: C. squamatus
Binomial name
Capito squamatus
Salvin, 1876

The orange-fronted barbet (Capito squamatus) is a species of bird in the Capitonidae family. It is found in forests in western Ecuador and extreme southwestern Colombia. It is threatened by habitat loss. Both male and female orange-fronted barbets are mostly black and white, and have a red forecrown. The chest of the male bird is very pale yellowish and the throat is white, while these sections are black in the female bird. Unlike the male, the female also has whitish edging to the mantle and wing-coverts.