Barbets (Capitonidae)

White-mantled Barbet (Capito hypoleucus) - HBW 7, p. 214

French: Cabézon à manteau blanc German: Weißmantel-Bartvogel Spanish: Cabezón Dorsiblanco

Taxonomy: Capito hypoleucus Salvin, 1897, Valdivia, Antioquia, Colombia.
Appears to be rather isolated within genus; probably related distantly to C. squamatus, possibly more closely to newly discovered C. wallacei and also to C. dayi and C. brunneipectus. Racial differences rather slight. Three subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • hypoleucus Salvin, 1897 - C Andes of NW Colombia (Bolivar to Antioquia).
  • carrikeri Graves, 1986 - Botero area of R Porce, in Antioquia.
  • extinctus Graves, 1986 - Magdalena Valley in Caldas, Cundinamarca and Tolima.