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.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.