Genus Trachyphonus

D'arnaud's barbet - D'Arnaud's Barbet is a small East African bird that feeds on insects, fruits, and seeds. It grows to about eight inches, and is equally at home in trees or on the ground. A vertical tunnel two to three feet into the ground with a sideways and upward turn leads to the nest chamber. In a striking dance the male and female face each on nearby twigs and twitch, bob and sing like mechanical toys.

Red & Yellow Barbet - This bird is found in eastern Africa, from Sudan in the north to Tanzania in the south.


Yellow-billed Barbet - It is found in Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, and Uganda.


Trachyphonus usambiro - It is found in Kenya and Tanzania.


Levaillant's Barbet - It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Order : Piciformes
Family : Ramphastidae
Genus : Trachyphonus