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Red-headed Barbet

Eubucco bourcierii

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Male is unmistakable with bright red head, green back, yellow belly, and stout yellow bill. Also notice the oval-shaped body with large head and short tail. Female is similar to some South American barbet species , but note head pattern: blue cheek, orange side of neck, and black forehead. Usually found in pairs, often accompanying a mixed-species flock in the forest canopy. Sometimes visits fruit feeders.

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Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America