A new species of barbet was discovered in 2008 in Peru by a team of ornithologists that were recent graduates of Cornell University. The Sira Barbet has as its scientific name Capito fitzpatricki, in honor of the director of the Lab of Ornithogy, Dr. John W. Fitzpatrick. The new species is described in the July 2012 issue of The Auk.
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Pretty astonishing really.
Hello, Sira Barbet!