Barbets (Capitonidae)

Orange-fronted Barbet (Capito squamatus) - HBW 7, p. 213

French: Cabézon à nuque blanche German: Weißnacken-Bartvogel Spanish: Cabezón Escamoso
Other common names: Rufous-fronted Barbet

Taxonomy: Capito squamatus Salvin, 1876, Santa Rita, Ecuador.
Has been thought to form a superspecies with C. maculicoronatus; shares some plumage patterns with that species, but probably not very closely related, and is separated geographically from it by divergent C. quinticolor. Possibly distantly related to C. hypoleucus. Monotypic.

Distribution: Extreme SW Colombia (SW Nariño) and W Ecuador (S to El Oro).