With its thick bill and very colourful plumage the Crested Barbet is unmistakable. This small bird has a speckled yellow and red face with a small black crest. The belly is yellow with red speckles, wings are black with white specks and it has a broad black band on its neck. Yellow head and body with black and white feathers, red markings on end of body, its colour blends well in the bush. They have a distinct shrill.
Forests, savannah and sub-urban gardens, woodland thickets and watercourses.
(Trachyphonus vaillantii) ('trachys'=rough, 'phone'=voice, sound')
Lat: -24.72, Long: 31.74
Spotted on May 26, 2013
Submitted on Dec 10, 2013
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