Toucan Barbet (Semnornis ramphastinus)

The Toucan Barbet is a species very similar to the Prong-billed Barbet in terms of shape and size, however it is way more colorful. It has a deep red eye on a black mask and front head. The bill is pale with colors ranging from yellowish to light blue, and a black tip in the upper mandible. The throat and cheeks are gray. The chest and belly are red, while the back and flanks are dull orange. The wings and the tail are dark with some orange tones. In terms of behavior, we saw this species approach the feeders in groups up to three individuals, although a single individual came alone sometimes. They move display slow movements characteristic of the toucan family, moving the head from one side to another, and then jumping out in bursts of activity.

Toucan Barbet - Semnornis ramphastinus - Compás

Very similar to the Prong-billed Barbet, it is way more colorful and also bigger in size. It displays slow movements, in a toucan-like fashion.

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