Torito Cabeciblanco/Spot-crowned Barbet/Capito maculicoronatus

Nombre en español: Torito Cabeciblanco

Nombre en ingles: Spot-crowned Barbet

Nombre científico: Capito maculicoronatus

Familia: Capitonidae

Foto: Mauricio Ossa

Canto: William Adsett

El chaboclo de pecho blancochaboclo pechiblancotorito de Chocó o cabezón pechiblanco (Capito maculicoronatus) es una especie de ave de la familia Capitonidae que se encuentra en Colombia y Panamá.21


  • Capito maculicoronatus maculicoronatus (Lawrence, 1861)
  • Capito maculicoronatus rubrilateralis (Chapman, 1912)


Mide 18 cm, habita en bosques tropicales de poca altura, hasta los 1000 msnm, se alimenta de insectos y frutos. No es una especie amenazada.4

Spot-crowned barbet

The spot-crowned barbet (Capito maculicoronatus) is a species of bird in the family Capitonidae. It is found in Colombia and Panama. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and heavily degraded former forest.

The Spot-crowned Barbet is found from western Panama to northwest Colombia, with separate subspecies recognized west and east of the Panama Canal Zone. Like all Neotropical barbets, this is a striking-looking bird. The male is mainly black above, with black, yellow and white-patterned underparts. In addition, the female also has the face and throat entirely black. Spot-crowned Barbets inhabit primary forest at low and mid elevations, reaching to 1200 m but usually occurring lower. They forage mainly in the midstory to canopy, taking both fruits and insects, and sometimes forming small bands of up to ten individuals. They are also known to follow army ants, at least occasionally. The species is speculated to be a short-distance migrant in some areas. Almost nothing is known about the Spot-crowned Barbet’s breeding biology.

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