With its thick bill and very colourful plumage the Crested Barbet is unmistakable. This small bird has a speckled yellow and red face with a small black crest. The belly is yellow with red speckles, wings are black with white specks and it has a broad black band on its neck. Yellow head and body with black and white feathers, red markings on end of body, its colour blends well in the bush. They have a distinct shrill.
I took this photo in my garden this morning. Was so excited, because these birds are not so easy to see…but this one must have been very thirsty! (Gauteng, South Africa)
PHOTOGRAPHY: Birds in my garden
Canon PowerShot S51S
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17 June 2012.