versicolored barbet birds
versicolored barbet birds

Versicolored Barbet

Eubucco versicolor

Versicolor Barbet belongs to the Capitonidae family. Brightly colored barbet of montane forest. Males are green with a yellow breast, a red belly band, and a red head; the color of the whisker can be blue or yellow depending on the subspecies. Females have a blue face and a greener body. Both sexes have a pale greenish-yellow bill. Often found singly or in pairs with mixed-species flocks, foraging in the mid-story and canopy of humid forest. Listen for a musical purr with a punctuated introductory note: “PA-prrrrr.”

Source: ebird

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo