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Crested Barbet

Trachyphonus vaillantii


They are found singly or in pairs. They like to bounce around on the ground looking for food, they usually call from a branch out in the open. They do not fly easily and then only for short distances. Crested Barbets roost in holes in trees. They are very vocal, the call being a trill that can continue for long periods. They nest in a hole in a tree or a Sisal log in a garden. The Crested Barbet feeds on Insects, other birds eggs and fruits.


Forests, savannah and sub-urban gardens, woodland thickets and watercourses. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


Could not focus properly; but looks beautiful bird.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam 8 years ago
Crested Barbet
Trachyphonus vaillantii Crested Barbet

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MaithiliSave 8 years ago

Thank you :)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Beautiful Bird,

Spotted by

Mafikeng Local Municipality, North West, South Africa

Spotted on May 26, 2012
Submitted on Jun 4, 2012

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