Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Toucan Barbet|
|Spanish (Ecuador)||Barbudo Tucán (Yumbo)|
|Spanish (Spain)||Cabezón tucán|
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Toucan Barbet is one of South America's fanciest birds. Found only in western Colombia and western Ecuador, this colorful species is frugivorous and has a cooperative breeding system. The species shows a huge variety of color, with a pale, black-tipped stocky bill, blackish crown, pale blue throat and face, dull orange back and flanks, red bib, and dark blue-black wings and tail. Toucan Barbet formerly was classified in the Capitonidae, or New World Barbets, but the species is now placed in Semnornithidae,along with Prong-billed Barbet (Semnornis franztii). The two species of Semnornis are superficially intermediate between the New World barbets and the toucans (Ramphastidae).