Black-girdled Barbet Capito dayi

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


Geographic Variation

Capito dayi is monotypic.

Related Species

Described as Capito dayi Cherrie 1916; type locality Porto Velho, Rio Madeira [Rondônia], Brasil. This species was discovered during the Collins-Day Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History, and was named in honor of Lee Garnet Day, "one of the leaders of the Collins-Day Expedition" (Cherrie 1916).

Capito dayi usually has been recognized as a species. Ripley (1945) classified dayi as a subspecies of a highly polytypic Capito niger (Black-spotted Barbet), but quickly reinstated dayi as a species (Ripley 1946). Phylogenetic analysis of DNA sequence data, from mitochondrial genes, indicates that dayi is not a member of the niger complex, but instead is sister to Capito quinticolor (Five-colored Barbet) (Armenta et al. 2005).

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.