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Scarlet-banded Barbet | by nickathanas
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Scarlet-banded Barbet

Capito wallacei


Flor de Café (Plataforma), San Martín region, Peru.


Male. One of the most spectacular Neotropical birds described this century (A Striking New Species of Barbet (Capitoninae: Capito) from the Eastern Andes of Peru. O'Neill, John P.; Lane, Daniel F.; Kratter, Andrew W.; Capparella, Angelo P.; Joo, Cecilia Fox (2000).'Neill et al. Capito.pdf). For many years it was almost impossible for all but the most adventurous to see, because it was only known from a remote mountain range. However, in 2011 it was found at a new site that was accessible by road (albeit a very bad one) and since then it has been seen regularly there. More info:



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Taken on September 8, 2018