Barbets (Capitonidae)

Versicoloured Barbet (Eubucco versicolor) - HBW 7, p. 218

French: Cabézon élégant German: Buntbartvogel Spanish: Cabezón Versicolor

Taxonomy: Bucco versicolor P. L. S. Müller, 1776, Maynas, Peru.
No close relatives. Races well marked, but general patterns similar; also, they interbreed, and intermediates occur. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • steerii (P. L. Sclater, 1878) - N Peru from WC Amazonas S to N Huánuco.
  • glaucogularis (Tschudi, 1844) - E Huánuco S to N Cuzco.
  • versicolor (P. L. S. Müller, 1776) - S Peru (Cuzco, Puno) to NC Bolivia (Cochabamba).

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