Black-girdled Barbet Capito dayi

  • Order: Piciformes
  • Family: Capitonidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg


  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Black-girdled Barbet
eBird range map for Black-girdled Barbet

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Black-girdled Barbet is resident in central South America, along the southern fringes of Amazonia. The distribution extends from the upper Rio Madeira east to the Rio Tocantins (Pinto 1938, 1978) and south to northeastern Bolivia (Bates et al. 1989, Kratter et al. 1992) and northern Mato Grosso (Novaes and Lima 1991, Zimmer et al. 1997). The statement by Sick (1993) that Black-girdled Barbet occurs west to the Rio Javari appears to be in error.

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Black-girdled Barbet occupies the canopy of lowland evergreen forest, including both terra firme and seasonally flooded forests, and adjacent tall second growth (Stotz et al. 1997, Zimmer et al. 1997).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2013). Black-girdled Barbet (Capito dayi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.