Black-collared Barbet /Rooikophoutkapper

Elizabeth Kendall

Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa

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The Black-collared Barbet (Rooikophoutkapper: Afrikaans, 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.
Photo: Weesgerus, Nylstroom, South Africa.
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PHOTOGRAPHY: Feathered Friends
FEATURED in Amazing Wildlife Group
4 Aug. 2011.
FEATURED in The World as we see it or as we missed it
4 Aug. 2011.
FEATURED in Animals of Africa, best of the best
5 Aug. 2011.
FEATURED in Where on earth is this?
8 Aug. 2011.
FEATURED in The Birds
15 Aug. 2011.
FEATURED in African Fauna & Flora
29 Aug. 2011.
FEATURED in The wonder of wings
7 November 2013.
FEATURED in You got it, we want it
8 November 2013.
FEATURED in This & That
8 Sept. 2015.
The Black-collared Barbet is monogamous unless its mate dies. In the event of a partner dying Lybius torquatus will seek out a new mate
The nesting habit of Black-collared Barbet is to create the nest in a hole in a tree trunk. The bird lays eggs which are white in colour and number between 2 to 5.

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