Wonderful red-headed barbet
With his vivid green, orange, and yellow attire, he is easy to spot, yet the only feature that sets him apart from the others is his red head.
A species of New World barbet belonging to the Capitonidae family is called the red-headed barbet (Eubucco bourcierii).
Males of this species have a white belly, an orange to yellow breast, and a reddish head.
A white collar separates the head from the olive-green back. They are between 1.1 and 1.4 oz in weight.
The crown and nape of the female varies in color from drab orange to green. Her neck is gray and yellow with an orange to yellow band below it. Her back is green.
Mountain evergreen woods, forest edges, and nearby secondary vegetation are favorites of red-headed barbets.
They are frequently located at elevations between 400 and 2,400 meters.
Red-headed barbets consume a variety of insects and arthropods, including beetles, caterpillars, earwigs, flies, and scorpions.
However, they will eat some berries and fruits. Between March and June, these birds reproduce.
The female deposits 2 to 5 white, unmarked eggs in a tree or fence post hollow.
The eggs are incubated for 15 days by both parents, however only the female does it at night.
The parents feed the young insects after they hatch, and they fledge 31–42 days later than expected.
Although the worldwide population estimate has not been determined, this species is thought to be extremely abundant and has a large breeding territory.