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 Eubucco versicolor

This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.

Taxonomic source(s)
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.html#.

Taxonomic note

Eubucco versicolor, E. steerii and E. glaucogularis (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously lumped as E. versicolor following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).

Identification
16 cm. Small, multicoloured barbet. Generally with a red cap, and blue on the back of the head. The upperparts are green to blue-green. It has a yellow and red breast, with a belly streaked buff and green.

Distribution and population
Eubucco versicolor has a narrow distribution in western South America. Subspecies steerii is endemic to north Peru, occurring from west-central Amazonas south as far as north Huánuco. Subspecies glaucogularis is also limited to Peru, ranging from east Huánuco south to north Cuzco. Throughout Peru the species is considered uncommon. The nominate subspecies versicolor continues this range, occurring from Cuzco and Puno (Peru) to Cochabamba in north-central Bolivia (del Hoyo et al. 2002).

Ecology
This species prefers submontane humid forest of 1,000-2,000 m; it also occurs in old secondary forest, but rarely in the dry forests of Bolivia (del Hoyo et al. 2002).

Threats
The primary threat to this species is accelerating deforestation in the Amazon basin as land is cleared for cattle ranching and soy production, facilitated by expansion of the road network (Soares-Filho et al. 2006, Bird et al. 2011).

Conservation Actions Underway
None is known.

Conservation Actions Proposed

Expand the protected area network to effectively protect IBAs. Effectively resource and manage existing and new protected areas, utilising emerging opportunities to finance protected area management with the joint aims of reducing carbon emissions and maximizing biodiversity conservation. Conservation on private lands, through expanding market pressures for sound land management and preventing forest clearance on lands unsuitable for agriculture, is also essential (Soares-Filho et al. 2006).

References
Bird, J. P.; Buchanan, J. M.; Lees, A. C.; Clay, R. P.; Develey, P. F.; Yépez, I.; Butchart, S. H. M. 2011. Integrating spatially explicit habitat projections into extinction risk assessments: a reassessment of Amazonian avifauna incorporating projected deforestation. Diversity and Distributions: doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00843.x.

del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. 2002. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 7: Jacamars to Woodpeckers. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Soares-Filho, B.S.; Nepstad, D.C.; Curran, L.M.; Cerqueira, G.C.; Garcia, R. A.; Ramos, C. A.; Voll, E.; McDonald, A.; Lefebvre, P.; Schlesinger, P. 2006. Modelling conservation in the Amazon basin. Nature 440(7083): 520-523.

Stotz, D. F.; Fitzpatrick, J. W.; Parker, T. A.; Moskovits, D. K. 1996. Neotropical birds: ecology and conservation. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Symes, A.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Eubucco versicolor. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/09/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Not Recognised
Family Capitonidae (New World Barbets)
Species name author (M