Barbets are small songbird-sized birds which are more closely related to toucans than songbirds. They are generally very colorful.
Red-headed Barbet (Eubucco bourcierii) Male|
Tatama National Park, Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, Colombia
The most widespread and common barbet is also one of the most attractive.
Toucan Barbet (Semnornis ramphastinus) |
Sachatamia, Mindo, Ecuador
A large colorful barbet found on the western slope of the Colombian and Ecuadorian Andes.
Prong-billed Barbet (Semnornis frantzii) |
An attractive but not very colorful central American barbet.
White-mantled Barbet (Capito hypoleucus) Male|
Barbets are tree-nesters like other birds in the order Piciformes. The White-mantled Barbet is a Colombian endemic species.
Red-headed Barbet (Eubucco bourcierii) Female|
Finca Alejandria, Cali, Colombia
Barbet male and females are often quite different.