Eubucco is a genus of colourful birds in the family Capitonidae. They are found in humid forest in South and Central America, and the species have almost entirely allo- or parapatric distributions. Slightly smaller than the members of the genus Capito, members of the genus Eubucco are all sexually dimorphic, have stubby yellowish bills, green backs, yellow to the neck or underparts, and, at least in the males, red to the head. Typically seen singly or in pairs, they are primarily frugivorous, but also take arthropods.

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heads of three species (five races)

Eubucco versicolor (1. & 2.)
Eubucco richardsoni (3. & 5.)
Eubucco bourcierii (4. & 6.)

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Capitonidae
Genus: Eubucco
Bonaparte, 1850

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Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
  Eubucco bourcierii Red-headed barbet Costa Rica and Panama, as well as the Andes in western Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and far northern Peru.
  Eubucco richardsoni Lemon-throated barbet central and southern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, northern Peru and the extreme north west of Brazil.
  Eubucco tucinkae Scarlet-hooded barbet south-western Amazon Basin in south-eastern Peru, north-western Bolivia and south-western Brazil
  Eubucco versicolor Versicolored barbet Peru and Bolivia.


  • Schulenberg, T., D. Stotz, D. Lane, J. O'Neill, & T. Parker III. (2007). Birds of Peru. Christopher Helm Publishers. ISBN 978-0-7136-8673-9

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Eubucco at Wikimedia Commons