Black-girdled Barbet has a wide geographic distribution, but much of the area within its range is deforested or is threatened by deforestation. Determining the extent to which this barbet can tolerate degraded forests or second growth will be important in assessing the conservation needs for this species. Otherwise, most aspects of the natural history of Black-girdled Barbet remain poorly known. There is very little information on its diet, and no information on its breeding biology. Other research priorities for Black-girdled Barbet include demographic factors such as age at first breeding, life span and survivorship, dispersal, territoriality, and population density and regulation.