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 Cloud Forest Habitat of the Scarlet-banded Barbet Capito wallacei


 Cerros Cinco Puntas, Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul, SW Loreto, Peru




  2005, Fraser Simpson



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The barbet was only discovered in 1996 and described in 2000 by John O'Neill and Dan Lane.

Known only from a single peak in a remote area of eastern Peru. Seen in the flesh by only a handful of observers.

Read my article: The Day I Saw the Barbet