Brazilian name: capitão-de-cinta
|Cristalino Lodge, Mato Grosso, Brazil
The Black-girdled Barbet is distributed in a relatively small area in south-west Amazonia mainly in Brazil but partly in Bolivia. It is found in forest canopy but spreads into secondary woodland where there are fruiting trees.
|The male has a crimson cap, black mask and pale greyish-white bill. There are white marks on the back and on the tertials as can be seen in the second photo. The name comes from the black girdle acroos the white underparts which tend to become yellowish on the lower belly adjacent to the red undertail coverts. The throat is cinnamon coloured but can look different if stretched. The female seems to have a darker throat (see photo 3) as well as having an all-black crown.|
|It feeds on fruits and the birds we saw at Cristalino were either at a Cecropia near the tower or on a fruiting tree at the edge of the bungalow clearing (see photo 4). They were part of a mixed flock including dacnis, honeycreepers and aracari.
There is a recording and a distribution map on xeno-canto .