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 Scarlet-banded Barbet (Capito wallacei)

 

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

 Scarlet-banded Barbet (Capito wallacei)  2005 Fraser Simpson

Recently 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.

This poor, record image was taken on 15/08/05 with a compact digital camera. I really wish I had taken my DSLR and 400mm lens!

 Read my article: The Day I Saw the Barbet

  2005, Fraser Simpson

 

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