Red-headed Barbet Male

Bar Bet


Perhaps you could win a bar bet with the Barbet. It’s among the odder birds in Ecuador; a big-billed, fruit- and bug-eating, ridiculously colorful bird of the cloud forest. This particular specimen is a Red-headed Barbet, photographed at Tandayapa Lodge. They are cousins of the Woodpeckers and Toucans. The Red-headed Barbet is found from Costa…