Brightly colored barbet with a massive, heavy dark bill. Green with an intricate black-yellow-red-blue facial pattern. Entirely red crown separates it from similar Gold-whiskered and Red-throated Barbets, both of which have yellow foreheads. Inhabits wet lowland forests, where it forages unobtrusively in the upper levels. More often heard than seen: song is a simple series of resonant hoots.