Red headed Barbet

Eubucco bourcierii

The male of the Red headed Barbet has a bright red head, a green back, a yellow belly, and a thick yellow bill. It also has a rounded body with a large head and short tail. The female is similar to some South American barbet species, but with a different head pattern, including a blue cheek, orange neck side, and black forehead. This species is typically seen in pairs, often within a mixed-species flock in the forest canopy. It occasionally visits fruit feeders. You can spot them during our bird photography tours in the Chocó Andino in Ecuador.