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Woodpeckers and Barbets in North American Zoos

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  1. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    Here I have attempted to make a complete list of woodpeckers and barbets present in American and Canadian collections. Only information 2017 or newer was used. Information on missing holders or species, as well as information on subspecies or populations is welcomed.

    Black-Spotted Barbet (4 holders)
    Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
    San Antonio Zoo
    San Diego Zoo
    Zoo Miami

    Versicolored Barbet (1 holder)
    Dallas World Aquarium

    Bearded Barbet (8 holders)
    Bronx Zoo
    Franklin Park Zoo
    Milwaukee County Zoo
    Oregon Zoo
    San Diego Zoo
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Toledo Zoo and Aquarium
    Tracy Aviary

    Fire-Tufted Barbet (1 holder)
    San Diego Zoo

    Yellow-Rumped Tinkerbird (1 holder)
    San Diego Zoo

    Double-Toothed Barbet (1 holder)
    San Diego Zoo

    Red-And-Yellow Barbet (5 holders)
    Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    Henry Vilas Zoo
    Lincoln Park Zoo
    San Antonio Zoo
    San Diego Zoo

    Puerto Rican Woodpcker (1 holder)
    Dallas World Aquarium

    Red-Headed Woodpecker (1 holder)
    Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary

    Acorn Woodpecker (2 holders)
    California Living Museum
    Dallas World Aquarium (striatipectus)

    Red-Bellied Woodpecker (1 holder)
    Fort Worth Zoo

    Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker (1 holder)
    Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

    Downy Woodpecker (3 holders)
    Akron Zoo
    Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
    Minnesota Zoo

    Hairy Woodpecker (1 holder)
    Cosley Zoo

    Greater Yellownape Woodpecker (1 holder)
    San Diego Zoo

    Pileated Woodpecker (1 holder)
    Minnesota Zoo

    Northern Flicker (1 holder)
    Cosley Zoo (auratus)
     
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    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    As you can see, San Diego is unrivaled for barbet diversity.
     
  3. AWP

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    Is it possible to add scientific names to your list? I'm not that familiar with the English names of barbets, so with scientific names it's more clear to me (and maybe others) at a glance if it's a neotropical or a Old World species.
     
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    Black-Spotted Barbet = Capito niger
    Versicolored Barbet = Eubucco versicolor
    Bearded Barbet = Lybius dubius
    Fire-Tufted Barbet = Psilopogon pyrolophus
    Yellow-Rumped Tinkerbird = Pogoniulus bilineatus
    Double-Toothed Barbet = Lybius bidentatus
    Red-And-Yellow Barbet = Trachyphonus erythrocephalus
    Puerto Rican Woodpecker = Melanerpes portoricensis
    Red-Headed Woodpecker = Melanerpes erythrocephalus
    Acorn Woodpecker = Melanerpes formicivorus
    Red-Bellied Woodpecker = Melanerpes carolinus
    Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker = Sphyrapicus varius
    Downy Woodpecker = Dryobates pubescens
    Hairy Woodpecker = Dryobates villosus
    Greater Yellownape Woodpecker = Chrysophlegma flavinucha
    Pileated Woodpecker = Dryocopus pileatus
    Northern Flicker = Colaptes auratus
     
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  5. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    DWA's barbet is E. glaucogularis, a species split off from versicolor.

    Dallas and LA both have Red-and-Yellow Barbet (bts at the latter). Prospect Park and SDZSP also keep Bearded Barbet.

    Does San Diego really have Double-Toothed still? I saw no signs of the species when I visited. Off-show?

    The subspecies of woodpecker at SDZ is pierrei. Both CALM and Living Desert keep bairdi Acorn Woodpecker.

    ~Thylo
     
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    Buttonwood Park Zoo has Pileated Woodpecker bts.
     
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    A split I do not accept, though thanks for subspecies.
    Good to know. I will remove it from my next update unless anyone has more info.
     
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  8. Great Argus

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    I had the same question about Red-and-Yellow Barbet for the same reason. Anteaterman did not have it listed in his compilation either, although Erythrogaster said it was present in Scripps. Anyone have more information?

    And I thought I heard somewhere that Zoo Miami has Greater Yellownape?
     
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  9. ThylacineAlive

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    I didn't see any in Scripps, and of all the signed birds in the aviary I only missed the thrush and lapwing (present elsewhere in the zoo and at the safari park).

    ~Thylo
     
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    They’re in Scripps, just unsigned. Saw at least two birds in July 2018.

    Miami no longer has greater yellownapes.
     
  11. Hyak_II

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    Honolulu has red and yellow as well.
     
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    Black-Spotted Barbet (4 holders)
    Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
    San Antonio Zoo
    San Diego Zoo
    Zoo Miami

    Versicolored Barbet (1 holder)
    Dallas World Aquarium (glaucogularis)

    Bearded Barbet (10 holders)
    Bronx Zoo
    Franklin Park Zoo
    Milwaukee County Zoo
    Oregon Zoo
    Prospect Park Zoo
    San Diego Zoo
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Toledo Zoo and Aquarium
    Tracy Aviary

    Fire-Tufted Barbet (1 holder)
    San Diego Zoo

    Yellow-Rumped Tinkerbird (1 holder)
    San Diego Zoo

    Red-And-Yellow Barbet (8 holders)
    Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    Dallas Zoo
    Henry Vilas Zoo
    Honolulu Zoo
    Lincoln Park Zoo
    Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Garden
    San Antonio Zoo
    San Diego Zoo

    Puerto Rican Woodpcker (1 holder)
    Dallas World Aquarium

    Red-Headed Woodpecker (1 holder)
    Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary

    Acorn Woodpecker (3 holders)
    California Living Museum (bairdi)
    Dallas World Aquarium (striatipectus)
    The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (bairdi)

    Red-Bellied Woodpecker (1 holder)
    Fort Worth Zoo

    Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker (1 holder)
    Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

    Downy Woodpecker (3 holders)
    Akron Zoo
    Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
    Minnesota Zoo

    Hairy Woodpecker (1 holder)
    Cosley Zoo

    Greater Yellownape Woodpecker (1 holder)
    San Diego Zoo (pierrei)

    Pileated Woodpecker (2 holders)
    Buttonwood Park Zoo
    Minnesota Zoo

    Northern Flicker (1 holder)
    Cosley Zoo (auratus)
     
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  13. Coelacanth18

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    Saint Louis had Bearded Barbet recently and it is still listed on their website. Lee Richardson, Birmingham, Creation Kingdom, Charles Paddock, and Hattiesburg all list that species on their website as well. I found a video of them at Denver, but it's from 2013. A wiki also lists them as being in the Flight Connection Aviary at Reid Park; perhaps @Arizona Docent could verify that one.

    Topeka and Tautphaus Park list as holding Red-and-Yellow Barbet, as do Tulsa and Oklahoma City (the latter is home to the current SSP coordinator for this species).
     
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    None at Saint Louis in my last visit? @jayjds2 any info on this? Anyone else?
     
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    No more tinkerbirds at San Diego. All died out
     
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    I can personally attest that Creation Kingdom does not have bearded barbet.
     
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    Yes Reid Park used to have bearded barbets but I don't think they do any more. (The number of species in each of their two walk-thru aviaries has dropped in half it seems to me).
     
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  18. Great Argus

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    According to their website's species list, Hogle Zoo has Gila Woodpecker.

    Also Lee Richardson Zoo lists Bearded Barbet.
     
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    Black-Spotted Barbet (4 holders)
    Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
    San Antonio Zoo
    San Diego Zoo
    Zoo Miami

    Versicolored Barbet (1 holder)
    Dallas World Aquarium (glaucogularis)

    Bearded Barbet (14 holders)
    Birmingham Zoo
    Bronx Zoo
    Charles Paddock Zoo
    Franklin Park Zoo
    Hattiesburg Zoo
    Lee Richardson Zoo
    Milwaukee County Zoo
    Oregon Zoo
    Prospect Park Zoo
    San Diego Zoo
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Toledo Zoo and Aquarium
    Tracy Aviary

    Fire-Tufted Barbet (1 holder)
    San Diego Zoo

    Red-And-Yellow Barbet (12 holders)
    Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    Dallas Zoo
    Henry Vilas Zoo
    Honolulu Zoo
    Lincoln Park Zoo
    Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Garden
    Oklahoma City Zoo
    San Antonio Zoo
    San Diego Zoo
    Tautphaus Park Zoo
    Topeka Zoo
    Tulsa Zoo

    Puerto Rican Woodpcker (1 holder)
    Dallas World Aquarium

    Red-Headed Woodpecker (1 holder)
    Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary

    Acorn Woodpecker (3 holders)
    California Living Museum (bairdi)
    Dallas World Aquarium (striatipectus)
    The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (bairdi)

    Gila Woodpecker (1 holder)
    Utah's Hogle Zoo

    Red-Bellied Woodpecker (1 holder)
    Fort Worth Zoo

    Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker (1 holder)
    Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

    Downy Woodpecker (3 holders)
    Akron Zoo
    Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
    Minnesota Zoo

    Hairy Woodpecker (1 holder)
    Cosley Zoo

    Greater Yellownape Woodpecker (1 holder)
    San Diego Zoo (pierrei)

    Pileated Woodpecker (2 holders)
    Buttonwood Park Zoo
    Minnesota Zoo

    Northern Flicker (1 holder)
    Cosley Zoo (auratus)
     
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