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  1. GerbenElzinga

    GerbenElzinga Well-Known Member

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    Following suit on our previous threads (Birds of Paradise in captivity, Cotingas in captivity), @Vision and I have been working on a list for another family of wonderful birds in captivity, namely Barbets.

    A couple thoughts beforehand:
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    Because we had to draw the line somewhere, we decided to use no information older than 5 years (so only things posted from 2012 onwards) upon making this list; we did this to keep the list as accurate and up-to-date as possible.
    2) To make this list we used information from zootierliste, zoochat, visits to the respective zoos, and occasionally other sources (facebook pages of the collections, visits of friends to the respective zoos, etc.)
    3) There are bound to be many more barbets in less-visited collections, but it is very hard to find a lot of information about them online.
    4) Anyone is more than welcome to mention things that need to be altered/updated on this list!


    BARBETS IN CAPTIVITY


    Capito
    Gilded barbet, Capito auratus (1)

    EUROPE:
    Walsrode (4,4,x) punctatus

    Black-spotted barbet, Capito niger (4)

    EUROPE:
    Göteborg (x,x)
    Waddesdon (x,x)

    NORTH AMERICA:
    Miami (x,x)
    Nashville (x,x)
    San Diego (x,x)

    Eubucco
    Versicolored barbet, Eubucco versicolor (1)
    NORTH AMERICA:
    Dallas World Aquarium (2,2) glaucogularis


    Megalaima
    Blue-throated barbet, Megalaima asiatica (1)
    EUROPE:
    Wilhelma (x,x) davisoni

    Coppersmith barbet, Megalaima haemacephala (2)
    EUROPE:
    Vorobji (0,1) indica

    ASIA:
    Jurong (x,x)

    Lineated barbet, Megalaima lineata (3)
    ASIA:
    Bali Bird Park (0,0,2)
    Jurong (x,x)
    Tiger temple (x,x)

    Muller’s barbet, Megalaima nuchalis (1)
    ASIA:
    Taipei (x,x)

    Brown-headed barbet, Megalaima zeylanica (1)
    ASIA:
    Delhi (x,x)

    Psilopogon
    Flame-fronted barbet, Psilopogon armillaris (1)
    ASIA:
    Bali Bird Park (0,0,1)

    Fire-tufted barbet, Psilopogon pyrolophus (4)
    NORTH AMERICA:
    San Diego (0,1)

    EUROPE:
    Cologne (1,2)

    ASIA:
    Bali Bird Park (0,0,1)
    Garden Birds of Thailand (x,x)

    Pogoniulus
    Yellow-rumped tinkerbird, Pogoniulus bilineatus (2)
    NORTH AMERICA:
    San Diego (x,x)

    EUROPE:
    Newquay (1,1)

    Pogonornis
    Double-toothed barbet, Pogonornis bidentatus (1)
    NORTH AMERICA:
    San Diego (x,x)

    Bearded barbet, Pogonornis melanopterus (x)
    NORTH AMERICA:
    Rather common in North American parks.

    EUROPE:
    Rather common in European parks. (35 public collections)

    Brown-breasted barbet, Pogonornis melanopterus (7)
    EUROPE:
    Chester (3,4)
    Hagenbeck (x,x)
    Paultons? (x,x) (info from 2011, not sure if still present)
    Villars les Dombes (x,x)
    Waddesdon (x,x)
    Walsrode (x,x)
    Wroclaw (1,0)
    Zlin-Lesna (2,2)

    Psilopogon
    Taiwan barbet, Psilopogon nuchalis (1)
    ASIA:
    Taipei (x,x)

    Semnornis
    Toucan barbet, Semnornis ramphastinus (1)
    SOUTH AMERICA:
    Aviaro Nacional de Colombia (x,x)

    Trachyphonus
    D’Arnaud’s barbet, Trachyphonus darnaudii (4)
    EUROPE:
    Berlin (1,0)
    St.Gallen (x,x)
    St.Primus (x,x)

    ASIA:
    Jurong (x,x)

    Red-and-yellow barbet, Trachyphonus erythrocephalus (x)
    NORTH AMERICA:
    Rather common in North American parks.

    EUROPE:
    Rather common in European parks. (33 public collections)

    ASIA:
    Jurong (x,x)

    OCEANIA:
    Honolulu (x,x)

    Tricholaema
    Red-fronted barbet, Tricholaema diademata (3)
    EUROPE:
    Hagenbeck (1,0)
    Magdeburg (0,0,3)
    Walsrode (1,2)

    Spot-flanked barbet, Tricholaema lacrymosa (2)
    EUROPE:
    Waddesdon (x,x)
    Walsrode (x,x)
     
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  2. vogelcommando

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    Thanks GerbenElzinga and Vision to take the trouble to find out the current status of this very intresting group ! Would also be intresting to research ( like TLD did in his "lost species-thread" )
    from which species we have photos in the Gallery and also some historical notes - like species kept in the past and past breeding-results ( where was the world-first-breeding - or European / American and so on - archieved and when and eventually also notes on the species kept / bred in private aviculture would make this thread even more intresting :).
     
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    When I visited in April of this year Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Thailand held both Lineated and Red-crowned Barbet.
     
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    When I last visited Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin, I saw D'Arnaud's barbet.
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    @vogelcommando, that would certainly be interesting! However, making such a list for species that are held right now is already loads of work, and I can only imagine how much work it would be to do research about the 'lost' species as well. Maybe in the future, who knows :p

    @LaughingDove & @drill, thanks, both of you! We'll add them with the next update.
     
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    I know its really a lot of work - I've done several such threads myself but I don't mean you ( and/or Vision ) have to do it but if other ZooChatters can provide us with all kind of other "barbet-information " this thread could become a real information-source for all people intrested in these great birds !
     
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    JAZA information
    Bearded Barbet:Chiba zoo,ueno zoo
    red and yellow barbet:Ueno zoo
     
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    Pata hold Asiatic barbet (Psilopogon asiaticus davisoni), Coppersmith barbet (P. haemacephalus) and Golden-throated barbet (P. franklinii franklinii).

    Khao Kheow had signs for lineated, green-eared, red-crowned and gold-whiskered barbets in the giant walkthrough aviary when I visited in 2013. I only saw lineated and couldn't fully convince myself that any of the other flashes of green were barbets.
     
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    The bearded barbet (certainly the most commonly kept barbet in the world) is not Lybius melanopterus, but Lybius dubius ;-)
     
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    I guess you are wrong Kakapo - not with the scientific name but which species is the most commonly kept, I'm quite sure the Red-and-yellow barbet is even more commonly kept ;).
     
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    Maybe you're right, I was jugdind just by my experience. I've seen red-and-yellow just once, and the bearded in three different zoos :)
     
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    Double-checked it and it's not as clear as I had thought but even so ( at least in Europe ) the Red-and-yellow barbet is kept in 1 more collection as is the Bearded ( 36 against 35 ) - Zootierliste.
     
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    You said 4, then listed 5 holders :p

    The number is actually 6 (at least) because San Antonio also holds this species.
     
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    Lincoln park zoo now has Red and Yellow barbets.
     
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    When was your last visit?

    Right now they have barbets, but only Red-And-Yellow.
     
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    I visited San Diego Zoo and WAP at the start of this year, but only saw or saw signage for two of the five species mentioned for San Diego on that list. I saw Bearded Barbet at both, and Black-spotted Barbet in Parker Aviary at the zoo.
    Fire-tufted Barbet, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, and Double-toothed Barbet I did not see anywhere nor did I see them signed. It is quite possible they still have them and I just missed them.