Black-collared Barbet

Readily recognised by its loud duet, commonly rendered as too-puddly too-puddly too-puddly.... and its snarling warning call. This is a gregarious species, often acting in concert when driving off intruders and roosting together in nest holes. Their flight is direct with a loud whirring of wings.

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The Black-collared Barbet is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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The Black-collared Barbet (Lybius torquatus) is a species of bird in the Ramphastidae family. It is found in sub-Saharan Africa through Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Lybius torquatus Nestling waiting to be fed Readily recognised by its loud duet, commonly rendered as "too-puddly too-puddly too-puddly".... and its snarling warning call. More

These left black-collared barbets were photographed at forest edge in Katavi in August 2006. Nearby were fruiting trees to which they repeatedly returned over several days. The right image was made in Msumbugwe in January 2009. Roll your cursor over the right image to see another. More

Black-collared Barbet of Africa (pictured) is 7-1/2 inches long. More

Xanthochroic Black-collared barbet juvenile (meaning that the red is replaced with yellow), Wakkerstroom, South Africa. Red-collared barbet feeding on figs (Ficus), South Africa. The Black-collared barbet is one of the most common barbets in Africa, being found from the DRC to Kenya, extending south to southern Africa, occurring in a variety of habitats. It eats mainly fruit, with the rest of its diet composed of insects and nectar. More

The call of the black-collared barbet consists of the duet of a pair, with the calls being so perfectly synchronised that it sounds as if they are made by one bird. As they call, the two birds bob up and down in front of each other on the branch, with slightly spread wings. More

The Black-collared Barbet is a Southern African bird that belongs to the Lybiidae bird family group which includes birds such as Typical Shrikes. The description for the Black-collared Barbet (Latin name Lybius torquatus) can be found in the 7th Edition of the Roberts Birds of Southern Africa. The Lybius torquatus can be quickly identified by its unique Roberts identification number of 464 and the detailed description of this bird is on page 146. More

a picture of the Black-collared Barbet on page 144. The Black-collared Barbet belongs to the family of birds classified as Lybiidae. The map of the Kruger you see on this page shows the areas (coloured orange) where this bird has been identified. The basic information was provided by the Avian Demographic Unit based at UCT and I created the maps from that information ... More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Black-collared Barbet is classed as Ungraded: species which are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland hide section Most recent photos of Black-collared Barbet (4) Mkhuze Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Mkhuze Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa08/08/2009 Mkhuze Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 08/08/2009 Undisclosed site, Namibia Undisclosed site, Namibia29/10/2006 Undisclosed site, Namibia 29/10/2006 undisclosed site, Namibia undisclosed site, Namibia29/10/2006 undisclosed site, Namibia More

* Black-collared Barbet (Lybius torquatus) at Xakanaxa, Moremi National Park, Botswana Black-collared Barbet (Lybius torquatus) at Xakanaxa, Moremi National Park, Botswana Botswana LHarding 17 November 2008 1 year ago 3 Sounds 0 recordings * No sound recordings available yet * Send or share this page * Email this pageEmail this page About us More

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The Black-collared Barbet is a common bird of bushveld, woodland, coastal bush, forest edges and parks and gardens. It has extended its range due to the planting of alien trees, as well as fruit trees in urban areas. It is usually seen in pairs, singly, or in small groups. It visits bird tables for fruit, and will gather at fruiting trees, such as figs. It lives on fruit and insects. More

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Order : Piciformes
Family : Ramphastidae
Genus : Lybius
Species : torquatus
Authority : (Dumont, 1816)