D'Arnaud's Barbet

distribution of d'arnaud's barbet
Names, conservation status and distribution
D'Arnaud's barbet, Trachyphonus darnaudii, barbican d'arnaud, barbudo de arnaud, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya
Samburu National Reserve
D'Arnaud's barbet, Trachyphonus darnaudii, barbican d'arnaud, barbudo de arnaud, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya
Tsavo West National Park
D'Arnaud's barbet, Trachyphonus darnaudii, barbican d'arnaud, barbudo de arnaud, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya
Samburu National Reserve

D'Arnaud's barbet (Trachyphonus darnaudii) is an African barbet. Barbets and toucans are a group of near passerine birds with a worldwide tropical distribution. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills. Four geographical races (darnaudii, böhmi, emini and usambiro) have been recorded.

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.

Source : Wikipedia