His bright red head and fiery orange throat make him stand out from the rest – meet the red-headed barbet

He is unmistakable in his bright, green, orange, and yellow clothing, but it is his red head alone that distinguishes him from the rest.

The red-headed barbet (Eubucco bourcierii) is a species of New World barbet in the Capitonidae family.

This species’ males have a red head, an orange to yellow breast, and a white belly.

The head is separated from the olive greenback by a white collar. They weigh between 1.1 and 1.4 oz.

His bright red head and fiery orange throat make him stand out from the rest – meet the red-headed barbet

The female’s crown and nape range from dull orange to green. Her back is green, with a gray and yellow neck and a yellow to orange band below it.

Red-headed Barbets like mountain evergreen forests, forest boundaries, and secondary vegetation close to them.

They are often found at elevations ranging from 400 to 2,400 meters.

His bright red head and fiery orange throat make him stand out from the rest – meet the red-headed barbet

Beetles, caterpillars, earwigs, flies, and scorpions are among the insects and arthropods eaten by red-headed barbets.

They will, however, consume some fruits and berries. These birds breed from March to June.

The female lays 2-5 white, unmarked eggs in a hollow in a tree or a fence post.

His bright red head and fiery orange throat make him stand out from the rest – meet the red-headed barbet

Both parents incubate the eggs for 15 days, however only the female does it at night.

After hatching, the chicks are fed insects by their parents and fledge 31-42 days late.

This species has a wide breeding area, and while the worldwide population estimate has not been assessed, it is considered quite common.

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