RedHeadedBarbet

June 14, 2017 – Red-headed Barbet (Eubucco bourcierii)

These barbets are found in northwestern South America, as well as Costa Rica and Panama. Their diet is made up of fruit and arthropods, including beetles, flies, and scorpions. They spend much of their time foraging in trees for fruit and biting dry leaves in search of arthropod prey. Probably socially monogamous, males feed fruit and berries to females during courtship. They nest in cavities in trees or fence posts where both parents incubate the eggs.

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