Crested Barbets are found singly or in pairs. They like to bounce around on the ground looking for food, they usually call from a branch out in the open. They do not fly easily and then only for short distances. Crested Barbets roost in holes in trees. They are very vocal, the call being a trill that can continue for long periods. Crested Barbets are aggressive towards other birds in their territory and chase off both nest competitors such as other Barbets and other birds such as doves and thrushes. They have also been recorded to have attacked a rat and killed a snake.
Crested Barbets are common in Southern Africa. They are also found in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana and Northern Namibia.
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PHOTOGRAPHY: Feathered Friends
6 Oktober 2011.
FEATURED in African Art and Photography
9 Oct. 2011.
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9 Oct. 2011.
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15 Oct. 2011.
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16 September 2012.

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  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 3 years ago

    And of course he’s gorgeous Liz! Lovely capture Liz, it looks great when viewed large.

  • Many thanks for the fav and your lovely comment Maree!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    A beautiful and unusual bird! Wonderful detailed shot, Elizabeth!

  • Thanks for the fav Dot! And a wonderful comment, appreciation!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture…such vibrant colors

  • Thanks so much Larry, I appreciate your words!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Macky
    Mackyover 3 years ago


  • Thanks Macky!! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Wow Elizabeth, what a sunning capture, love the plumage, so colourful, and what a fantastic perspective.

  • Thanks so much Andrea, I appreciate your support and comment!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    3 October 2011 – 2 images per day

    Great close up!

  • Thanks very much Konstantinos!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsover 3 years ago

    What a great capture LIz, he’s so beautiful!

  • Thank you Kathie, I’m so glad you like him!! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Ann  Palframan
    Ann Palframanover 3 years ago

    What a handsome chap! Beautifully captured, Liz.

  • Thanks Ann. I appreciate your fine comment!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26over 3 years ago

    Oh my this is a wonderful photo …well captured …do you know what kind of bird it is Elizabeth ?

  • Thanks very much Johanna! I really appreciate your kind words! It is a crested barbet ( in the description you can read more about it.)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 3 years ago

    FEATURED in “Afrikaans is my Mother tongue|Afrikaans is my Moedertaal” – CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful image!

  • WOW!! What a lovely, beautiful banner!! The best on the Bubble!! (dink jy nie ook so nie?!)
    Thanks so much Maree, I appreciate this wonderful feature more than you would ever know!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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