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Crested Barbet

Trachyphonus vaillantii


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 The Crested Barbet feeds on Insects, other birds eggs and fruits.


Crested Barbets are common in Southern Africa. They are also found in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana and Northern Namibia.

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Carol Snow Milne 2
Carol Snow Milne 2 7 years ago

WOW! What a unique looking bird. Great Photo!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 7 years ago

Such a gorgeous creature! Excellent capture Marti!

Wonderful !

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

What a beauty!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Nice portrait - looks like it was posing for you! :-)

KarenL 7 years ago

Great capture Marti!

ianmaton 7 years ago

A great looking bird and photograph!

harsuame 7 years ago

Espectacular bello plumaje

Spotted by

Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on Dec 14, 2009
Submitted on Feb 14, 2013

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