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.
Canon PowerShot S51S
PHOTOGRAPHY: Feathered Friends
FEATURED in Artists Universe
23 Nov. 2011.
FEATURED in Wild Africa
25 Nov. 2011.
FEATURED in Wildlife of Southern Africa
27 Nov. 2011.
FEATURED in Animals of Africa
9 Dec. 2011.
FEATURED in The Wonder of wings
18 Jan. 2012.


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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Simply superbly captured love this one.

  • Thanks so much for adding it to your favs Julie and your lovely words.

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • supergold
    supergoldover 2 years ago

    a wonderful bird

  • Thanks a million, also for adding it to your favs Supergold!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 2 years ago

    Fabulous capture,….

  • Thanks for the fav, appreciation also for stopping by John!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...over 2 years ago

    Excellent, love these birds, only problem I cannot find one with a clean face.

  • Thanks so much Warren!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 2 years ago

    What a lovely capture Liz! I had one of these visit my garden a few weeks ago, wish they would stay!

  • How lucky you were!! Thanks so much Maree!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 2 years ago


  • Thanks Sally! Enjoy!! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 2 years ago

    wonderful capture Liz gorgeous little bird

  • Glad you like it Maggie! Thanks a lot!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Ann  Palframan
    Ann Palframanover 2 years ago

    Beautifully captured, Liz – such handsome fellows!

  • Thanks Ann, I really appreciate your welcome comment!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture, Elizabeth!

  • Thanks dear Dot! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    2 images per day 2011/11/22
    Mooi verby!

  • Dankiebly! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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