English : Black-spotted barbet
French : Cabézon tacheté
Class : Aves
Order : Piciformes
Family : Ramphastidae/Capitonidae
Notes : No subspecies known
Adults can reach 19 cm in length for a weight of 68 g. Thick silvery-grey bill with black tip. Brown wings and tail. Red throat and forehead, yellow crown and belly. Black cheeks and upper wings. Female has black spots on flanks.
Range and habitat
This species occurs in South America, from eastern Venezuela and the Guianas to north Brazil, north of Amazon river. Lives in floodplain and riverine forests, plantations, from lowlands to 800 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is common in parts of its range and may be declining in others because of loss of habitat. It occurs in many protected areas.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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