Male Black-spotted Barbets have an orange-red forehead and throat and a yellow chest with brown streaks on the side of the belly. Females are similar, except for stronger black markings on the underbelly. They feed mainly on nectar and various fruits, but will also take insects and spiders.

A pair of Black-spotted Barbet (Capito niger) at the Arrowpoint Nature Resort. (Photo by Kester Clarke – www.kesterclarke.net)
A pair of Black-spotted Barbet (Capito niger) at the Arrowpoint Nature Resort. (Photo by Kester Clarke – www.kesterclarke.net)

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