Scarlet-banded barbet

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Scarlet-banded barbet
Capito wallacei.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Capitonidae
Genus: Capito
Species: C. wallacei
Binomial name
Capito wallacei
O'Neill et al., 2000

Scarlet-belted barbet

The scarlet-banded barbet (Capito wallacei) is a species of bird in the Capitonidae family.

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, it measures 19 cm (7.5 in) long.[2] The cap and nape are scarlet, while a broad white supercilium separates the crown from the black ear coverts. Most of the upperparts are black, except for the yellow back and large white rump patch. Below, the throat and upper breast are white, bordered below by a broad scarlet band, while the rest of the underparts are yellow.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Capito wallacei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ BirdLife species factsheet for Capito wallacei
  3. ^ Schulenberg, T.S., ed. (2010). "Scarlet-banded Barbet (Capito wallacei)". Neotropical Birds Online. Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Retrieved 17 December 2014.  External link in |website= (help)

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