Red and Yellow Barbet

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Common Name: Red and Yellow Barbet

Scientific Name: Trachyphonus erythrocephalus

Size: 9 inches (23cm)

Habitat: Africa; Southwestern Sudan, South Ethiopia, Somalia, Northeastern Uganda, Kenya and North Tanzania. Found in riverine forests, woodlands, thickets and moist brush from sea level to 1300m.

Status: Least Concern. Global Population: Unknown.

Diet: Termites and other insects.

Breeding: Ground dwellers, 2-4 eggs.

Cool Facts: Barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills.

Barbets do not migrate.

This distinctive bird graces the front cover of two most popular Africa Bird Field guides. The primarily reason Songbird ReMix Africa came to be was the author wanted to have Barbet model.

Found in Songbird ReMix Africa

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