Gilded Barbet

Its natural habitats are tropical moist lowland forests and woodland. It mainly occurs in lowlands, but also ranges into the lower foothills of the east Andes. It is largely frugivorous.

The Gilded Barbet is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Gilded Barbet (Capito auratus) is a species of bird in the Capitonidae family, the barbets, and are close relatives of the toucans. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela, in the Orinoco River Basin and western Amazon Basin. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the Black-spotted Barbet from north-eastern South America. Contents - * 1 Overview * 1. More

Gilded BarbetsAmerican barbets, family Capitonidae, are near passerine birds of the order Piciformes which inhabit South America. They are closely related to the toucans. The American barbets are plump birds, with short necks and large heads. They get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills. Most species are brightly coloured and live in tropical forest. American barbets are mostly arboreal birds which nest in tree holes dug by breeding pairs, laying 2-4 eggs. More

The Gilded Barbet ranges in the eastern Andes drainages to the rivers of the western Amazon Basin from eastern Colombia-Venezuela, eastern Ecuador, from north to southeastern Peru, and northern Bolivia; in Bolivia the Barbet only ranges on the headwater tributaries to the northeasterly flowing Madeira River. The eastern limit in the southwest Amazon Basin is the Purus River west of the Madeira. In the northwest Amazon Basin, the eastern range limit is central Roraima state Brazil, the south flowing Branco River. More

Previously the Gilded Barbet was classified as its subspecies. It is usually found in pairs or small flocks. It has a range in a contiguous region that is centered on the Guiana Highlands and the northeast Amazon. Physical Description The Black-spotted Barbet averages 7.5 inches in length and weighs about 48 – 58g. It has a stout bill and is usually black and yellow in color. The female is more heavily marked in black on the underbelly. More

Order : Piciformes
Family : Ramphastidae
Genus : Capito
Species : auratus
Authority : (Dumont, 1816)