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Crested Barbet

Trachyphonus vaillantii

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

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8 Comments

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
KarenL 7 years ago

Great capture Marti!

ianmaton
ianmaton 7 years ago

A great looking bird and photograph!

harsuame
harsuame 7 years ago

Espectacular bello plumaje

marti
Spotted by
marti

Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

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

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