Orange-fronted Barbet Capito squamatus

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The Orange-fronted Barbet is a distinctive inhabitant of primary and secondary rainforest in the foothills of the west side of the Andes in northwest Ecuador and extreme southwest Colombia. It is rare and poorly known. The Orange-fronted Barbet has creamy off-white underparts, black upperparts, a thick, bluish bill, and a whitish crown, with a spot of orange at the front. The similar Five-colored Barbet (Capito quinticolor) shows yellow on the undeparts and wings.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Orange-fronted Barbet (Capito squamatus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: