Thursday, 17 April 2014

Yellow-breasted Barbet

Yellow-breasted Barbet Trachyphonus margaritatus
Bilen, Ethiopia
23 January 2014

    African barbets in general are spectacular, perhaps none more so than Yellow-breasted Barbet. We saw this species on only a few days and even then it was not plentiful. It typically frequents rough terrain, acacia woodland, wadis and sandy plains where termite mounds provide nesting sites. It feeds primarily on a wide range of insectivorous prey including species as large as mantids, locusts and grasshoppers.



14 comments:

  1. Beautiful photo of a beautiful bird.
    Greetings Irma

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  2. Splendour these African barbet bird, beautifully photographed too.


    Groetjes Tinie

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  3. Wnat a gorgeous bird !!!
    Happy Easter !

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  4. How Beautiful with the Lovely colour.

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  5. That's one I have never seen anywhere David, although I have seen a number of barbets. A fascinating family of birds and also generally colourful, at least the ones I've seen. This has a tremendous bill - all the better for some of those huge African termites?

    Thank you for your kind understanding of my local patch work. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than finding my own birds.

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  6. Superbe oiseau que je ne connaissais pas ! je devrais aller en Afrique !

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  7. What a charming little bird :)

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  8. You have captured another fantastic bird, David. So beautiful. It must have been an unforgettable journey to Ethiopia. Have a nice Easter Monday. Greetings from the Netherlands, Joke

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  9. What a beautiful bird is this David!
    Schitternede colors and stunning looks.
    Sorry for my late response but I had no internet until last Friday. Only my phone to display. Google+ here and there

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  10. Superb photo of a African barbet David.

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  11. How lucky to get that close to a Barbet!
    This one is gorgeous!

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  12. How beauty!!!. Love it.. Regards from Spain..

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